Frequent Asked Questions
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What is the qualification of Your Property Manager?
We are a licensed and insured professional Property Manager by the Real Estate Council of British Columbia.
We have a profound knowledge of real estate areas from experience and on-going education. Our rental property management license is providing a real estate service on behalf of a fully-licensed real estate brokerage REMAX. Besides, all our support staff are also expected to complete the education from UBC Real Estate Council licensing course and pass the examination. This is to ensure the service quality to our clients.
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Why should I hire a licensed Property Manager, like you to manage my property?
If you lack the time or expertise needed for day-to-day management of your property, an expert property manager can help you make a big difference in your investment success.
We are well-trained, licensed and experienced property managers from REMAX. As a licensed manager, our services to clients always reflect the BC Tenancy Act and accompanying regulations, we adopt the standard lease agreement template from BC Residential Tenancy Branch (RTB).
In addition, you will receive an official Monthly/Annual Statement from REMAX, itemizes your rental income, expenses during the month and calendar year, these official documents are useful for you to file your annual tax return and prove your property is rented in a particular month. We believe that hiring a licensed manager is the right approach you should take for protecting your investment. Visit this page for more details.
What is your service area in the greater Vancouver area?
We focus on Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, Surry, Richmond and Coquitlam at the moment. If you are looking for property management service in other areas, we are happy to refer you to our property managers in REMAX.
What type of rental unit do you manage?
Our main focus is on residential rental for Condo, House, Townhouse
What is the reason on taking 3D Virtual Reality video from my property, shouldn't photos be good enough?
Having photos attached on ads has already a norm for promoting rental, we want to do more than that so that your property will get more attention from the public, and you will find a good tenant faster than others.
3D Virtual Reality is a powerful tool to let the prospective tenants view the interior layout of your property online using their computer or mobile device anytime, without scheduling to visit your property onsite. We don’t want you to miss out any opportunity of finding a good tenant, especially your property is located in the area with many opening rental listings.
By the way, we’ll NOT charge any photo or Video fee to our clients.
How quick you will handle the property viewing request and application from perspective tenants?
How could you help owner to avoid rent arrears?
We keep the front door very tight, meaning we only let a good tenant placed on your property.
We carefully screen each prospective tenant application and verify his/her background, such as rental history, employment and credit history. We will not jeopardize owners’ interest by recommending a non-qualified tenant to owner.
How long will it take to rent out my property?
There is no
We usually obtain feedback from the prospective tenant after their viewing of your
Will I know what is going on with my property?
Absolutely. We will communicate with you throughout our agreement and keep you aware of any issues that may arise. We will contact you at reasonable times to discuss any repairs and notify you of the rental status.
Will you visit & inspect my property during the rental period?
Yes, we will visit and inspect your property periodically to spot any obvious areas of concern, and will take the necessary follow-up action.
Regular inspection will help to protect your property value and to ensure your Owners’ Home Insurance remain valid as required by the insurer.
Will you help me to purchase and sell my rental property?
I am currently out-of-town, can I sign the necessary document remotely?
Yes, Document can be signed in a hard copy or electronically online. e-sign is simple, quick, secure and legally binding, and save your hassle, especially you are out-of-town.
Here is the tutorial (less than 2 minutes) for how the online signing works.
How do you charge your clients?
There are 3 major categories of our Property Management services :
- Tenant Placement Services (i.e. we find Tenant for you)
- Property Management Services (i.e. we manage your property after the tenant Placement)
- Specialized Services (i.e. we handle your specific needs)
Typically, you will be charged a flat fee per our Tenant Placement Service, and a percentage of the monthly rent for monthly Property Management services. As for the specialized Services, this has to be case-by-case based on your specific need.
Our pricing policy is simple & straight-forward, and we guarantee no hidden fee. Visit this page for more details.
Will you charge any application fee, setup fee, admin fee, registration fee ?
No, we will not charge any application fee, setup fee, registration fee and booking fee to both owner and tenant. We’re proud not to charge these hidden fees and have straight-forward pricing to our clients. Visit this page for more details.
I don’t see your pricing are published on your website? Is there any reason for that?
We do want to publish our prices for transparency. However, we find that there is no
Please be assured our pricing policy is simple & straight-forward, you will not over-charge and charge any hidden fees. Visit this page for more details.
Payment & Trust Account
How will you handle the payment from Tenant?
All the payment will go through REMAX directly, meaning that all the money received (including rent, deposit etc. ) will be paid to REMAX trust account, our REMAX finance team will verify and prepare the monthly balance crediting to owner’s destinated bank account. Our Property Manager and staff are NOT allowed to receive rental payment in their own name at any time.
You will receive an official REMAX monthly and annual statements with all the transactions during the period. (See Sample)
What are your methods of monthly rental payment (for Tenant)?
We accept PAD (Pre-Authorized Debit) for monthly rental payment. This is an efficient and secure method of rental payment from tenants. Tenants should complete a Pre-Authorized Debit contract and provide a VOID Cheque or Pre-Authorized Debit form (obtained at your bank) when the lease agreement is signed. Rental payment will then be automatically debited from the specified account to REMAX Trust account on the first day of each month.
We normally don’t accept personal cheques or cash for rental payment.
What is VOID Cheque? How can I get one?
A void cheque is a cheque with the word “VOID” written across it (See sample here), which prevents anyone from filling out the cheque and using it to make a payment.
We will ask landlord and tenant to provide us a void check for setting up an electronic link to their bank account for automatic rental payments, so that the monthly rent is automatically withdrawn from tenants’ account to our REMAX trust Account, and the rental income is credited to Landlord’ account from the REMAX trust Account.
To prepare a void cheque, simply take one of your cheques and write “VOID” across it in large letters using a pen or permanent marker. Make sure not to cover the numbers in the lower left of the cheque – this is the banking information that is required for us to set up the link to your account.
In case, your bank account is not a chequing Account and you don’t have a bank cheque book, you can talk to your bank, they should be able to issue a VOID Cheque (some bank called VOID Cheque form, in this case) for you quickly.
Will I receive any statement for my rental income? (for Owner/Landlord)
Yes, you will receive an official REMAX monthly and annual statements with all the transactions during the period. (See Sample)