F.A.Q’s

Below are questions we normally get from our potential tenants.  If you have questions that are in regard to the Tenant Act of BC please check the RTO website which is very informative – http://www.rto.gov.bc.ca

Why would we want to rent through a rental management company? 

  1. Your home will be kept in better shape as we have contracts with the owners to keep it that way.
  2. You will have someone on call 24 hours a day for you if there are any issues
  3. We can help resolve disagreements between tenants / owners, tenants / neighbors etc.
  4. As a management company we work strictly under the Tenant Act so you know your rental experience will be in alignment with BC law.
  5. We can help negotiate a better rental rate for you.
  6. If you want to move we can help with the relocation process.
  7. We know the town and the market and are working for you to find your best possible home.

 

Is it not going to be more expensive through a management company?
No.  There are no extra costs for renters.  Our home owners pay our management fees.

long are the lease terms?
We prefer 6 month lease terms with the option to re-new.  But have done shorter and longer leases in the past.

If a property is furnished can we get it without furniture?
is at the owners discretion, and is different on a case by case basis.

Can I negotiate on the price of rent?
If you are a fantastic renter, have great references and are looking for a long term lease we can negotiate with the owners to make the perfect arrangement.

What about pets?
Each property is different.  If you have pets we can help find you a pet friendly home.  We do take a pet deposit which is 50% of a months rent and which is returned at the end of your lease if there has been no pet damage.

Will there be a security deposit?
Yes.  Security deposits are 50% of  a months rent and is returned at the conclusion of the lease if there is no damage.

How does Revelstoke Property Services collect rent?
Post dated cheques or e-mail money transfer is our preferred method.

What about utilities?
Most of our properties do not included utilities and the utilities must be switched over to your name within 3 days of move in.

 

If you have other questions not answered here please feel free to contact us at any time.