We Work With The RTB
At a rental property, things are constantly changing. One month, all your tenants have paid their rent on time, and everything seems to be going smoothly. But the next, you’re getting noise complaints from neighbours, and your tenants owe you hundreds in unpaid rent.
On top of all your other responsibilities, you need to contact the RTB to straighten things out. With our property management services, we’ll look after all RTB relations. Managing your property just got a whole lot easier.
What Is the RTB?
The Residential Tenancies Branch helps tenants and landlords understand their rights and responsibilities. The Branch resolves disputes and takes legal action when necessary. They uphold the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) in Manitoba, which governs tenant and landlord relations.
What We Do
Owning a property demands a lot of paperwork. And renting one out requires even more. At Premier Property Solutions Inc., we file all documentation required by the RTB. This includes (but is not limited to):
- Notices of rent increase: Planning to raise the rent? To do so, you must give your tenants adequate notice using the form provided by the RTB.
- Notices of eviction: If your tenant is behind on rent, disturbing the neighbours, or causing extensive damage to your property, you can issue a notice of eviction.
- Applications for an Order of Possession: Is your tenant refusing to leave your property? An Order of Possession document forces a tenant to move out of the property. To obtain one, you must attend a hearing at the RTB. If the Branch decides to grant the Order of Possession, the tenant must vacate the property by the given date, or face legal repercussions.
- Rent increases above guideline: Each year, the RTB sets guidelines for how much landlords can increase rent by. But if you can prove that the set guidelines will not cover other expenses that have increased, you can request a rent increase that’s above the guidelines. We’ll help you file the appropriate paperwork.
- And more: For any unresolved disputes you may have with a tenant, we can help you work with the RTB to arrange mediation, investigate a problem, or set up a hearing.
We’ll also send any necessary financial information to the RTB; for example, a rent status report. Why is this important? Rent status reports are legally binding. If your property’s rent roll does not reconcile with an RTB rent status report, you may be liable to pay rent back to tenants. It could affect the sale of your property and its CAP rate (or capitalization rate).
Why Choose Us?
Owning a property requires a lot of management. You need to collect rent, screen new tenants, and file the appropriate paperwork. At Premier Property Solutions Inc., we can do all that for you (and more).
We are licenced with the Manitoba Real Estate Association, which means we have extensive training about the Residential Tenancies Act and the Branch. Want to learn about our property management services? Contact us today.