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100% Free Service


 Free Rental Finding Service - Toronto Real Estate Agent - Conrad Rygier - HireConrad.com

Helping Buyers, Sellers and Renters with their Real Estate Needs since 2008! 

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100% Free Service


 Free Rental Finding Service - Toronto Real Estate Agent - Conrad Rygier - HireConrad.com

Helping Buyers, Sellers and Renters with their Real Estate Needs since 2008! 

100% Free Service


Finding a place to rent can be challenging, but it doesn't have to be. Working with an experienced Real Estate Agent makes the process typically quick and straightforward. The Landlord's interests are being represented by another Real Estate Salesperson. It is important to have a professional ensure that your interests are protected when signing a lease contract. Best of all, as a rental client all my services are free.

 No hidden fees. 100% free. 

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Rental Services

Property Search

A search of all available rental properties is conducted and sent to you via email. This list includes all suites within your specific requirements

  • budget
  • location
  • # of bedrooms
  • other criteria (i.e. parking, locker, balcony, etc.)

Viewings

From the provided list of available suites, choose which ones you want to see and when. The appointments will be booked and we will meet to see them in person

Rental Application

When we have found a suite you love and want to live in, an offer to lease will be prepared, explained in full, and presented to the agent representing the Landlord

Final Arrangements

Once an Agreement to Lease has been approved by the Landlord and Tenant, the closing preparations will be arranged

  • deposit cheque
  • insurance
  • utilities
  • elevator reservation
  • post dated cheques

Q + A

How is it Free?

My services are paid by the Landlord once an approved lease contract has been agreed upon. Since the Landlord is typically represented by another Real Estate Sales Representative, my duties and loyalty is to you the Tenant

1st Step?

In order to begin the rental search, please contact me with as much detail about what your needs and wants are

  • max budget
  • move-in date
  • locations of interest
  • # of rooms
  • parking

Click to start the search

Do condo rental suites come with ensuite laundry?

Most new condos in Toronto are built with ensuite laundry in each suite. Some older condos may have common area laundry rooms for residents only, but they represent a small portion of buildings in the city

What are my options for parking?

Suites with parking included within the rent typically fetch a $100-$150 premium over similar suites without parking. If the suite comes with parking, and you do not need it, you may be able to rent out the spot. If you need a parking spot, but it is not included within the rent, you may be able to rent one separately from another Landlord in the same building (at an additional cost)

How do I pay for my rent each month?

Upon a successful Agreement to Lease, the Tenant is required to provide a certified cheque equalling 2 month's rent (due within 24 hours of the acceptance). This deposit is used to secure the lease agreement and applies to the first and last month of the lease term. On move-in day, the remaining 10 post dated personal cheques are handed to the Landlord (in exchange for the suite keys)

Am I allowed to have pets?

Many condos have restrictions on the size and quantity of companion animals. Landlords are not legally allowed to discriminate against pet owners, however there is no way to force a Landlord to accept you as their Tenant

I am a smoker. Will this be a problem?

Landlords often request non-smoker Tenants for their suites due to the smell that smoking indoors can cause. It is illegal to discriminate against smokers, however there is no way to force a Landlord to accept you as their Tenant

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The Rental Process


 The Condo Rental Process - Toronto Real Estate Agent - Conrad Rygier - HireConrad.com

Helping Buyers, Sellers and Renters with their Real Estate Needs since 2008! 

The Rental Process


 The Condo Rental Process - Toronto Real Estate Agent - Conrad Rygier - HireConrad.com

Helping Buyers, Sellers and Renters with their Real Estate Needs since 2008! 

The Rental Process


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With the aid of an experienced Real Estate Sales Representative, the rental process is simplified and organized. Who better to have assisting you in your search than a professional who has helped so many clients find and arrange their lease?

 


Step 1:
First Contact

The first step in the rental process is to contact me with the specifics of what you are looking for

  • max budget
  • move-in date
  • locations of interest
  • # of rooms
  • parking
Get Started Now

Step 2:
Property Search

A search of the MLS system is conducted and a list is sent to you via email. This list is fine tuned to include all suites within you requirements and includes a map, pictures and suite details. You will also be automatically notified daily when new suites come onto the market

Step 3:
Property Viewings

From the list of rental suites, choose which ones you would like to go see in person. Depending on your schedule, appointments could be booked for daytime, evening or weekend showings

Step 4:
Application and Negotiations

Once we have found a suite you love, the rental application will be written up, explained in full and presented to the Landlord's agent. If approved, the closing preparations begin. If countered, the revised offer is given back to you for final approval

Step 5:
Closing Preparations

Once an Agreement to Lease has been approved by the Landlord and Tenant, closing preparations commence. These include:

  • deposit
  • insurance
  • elevator reservation
  • utilities
  • post dated cheques

Step 6:
Keys

On or before closing, keys will be available for pick-up at the rental suite

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Experience


 Experienced Toronto Rental Real Estate Agent - Conrad Rygier - HireConrad.com

Helping Buyers, Sellers and Renters with their Real Estate Needs since 2008! 

Experience


 Experienced Toronto Rental Real Estate Agent - Conrad Rygier - HireConrad.com

Helping Buyers, Sellers and Renters with their Real Estate Needs since 2008! 

Experience is Invaluable


When choosing to work with a Real Estate Agent, knowledge and experience of the industry is crucial. I have successfully helped 80+ clients find their new home. 

 
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Required Documents


 Rental Documents Needed - Toronto Real Estate Agent - Conrad Rygier - HireConrad.com

Helping Buyers, Sellers and Renters with their Real Estate Needs since 2008! 

Required Documents


 Rental Documents Needed - Toronto Real Estate Agent - Conrad Rygier - HireConrad.com

Helping Buyers, Sellers and Renters with their Real Estate Needs since 2008! 

Required Documents


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In order to put an offer on a rental suite, there are a few documents that you should have ready prior to setting up appointments. 


Employment

Each Tenant signing a lease must provide evidence of employment. A recent employment letter signed by a supervisor is required.

If self-employed, provide a letter stating the nature of your business, income and how long you have been working in your field. Additional proof of income (income tax records) may be requested

Identification

A copy of valid photo ID is required to prove identity. This copy is kept in file (not given to the Landlord or his/her representative) at our brokerage office

  • driver's license
  • passport

References

Although not required, a positive reference letter from a past landlord could help your chances of being approved

Credit Report

Each Tenant signing the lease agreement must provide a credit report. This report shows if bills are paid and any outstanding debts. The Landlord uses this info to determine if the Tenant is financially responsible, and to ensure monthly expenses are not too great so that the Tenant can still afford to pay the rent

Equifax Reports $15.50 →
TransUnion Reports $14.95 →
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Q + A


 Renting a Condo Questions - Toronto Real Estate Agent - Conrad Rygier - HireConrad.com

Helping Buyers, Sellers and Renters with their Real Estate Needs since 2008! 

Q + A


 Renting a Condo Questions - Toronto Real Estate Agent - Conrad Rygier - HireConrad.com

Helping Buyers, Sellers and Renters with their Real Estate Needs since 2008! 

Q + A


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If this is the first time using a Real Estate Agent to help find a rental property, you may have some additional questions. If your particular question is not answered, please feel free to contact me directly. 

 


Amenities

All condo facilities are accessible to Tenants when the lease term has begun. Smaller and older condos typically do not have pools or advanced gym equipment. Larger and newer condos tend to have more to offer

Decorating

Painting and minor decorations are permitted by the Tenant, however it would be prudent to inform the Landlord when doing so. Dark colours may be rejected as it will make repainting much more difficult

Deposit

Within 24 hours after an accepted lease has been approved, the Tenant is required to provide a certified cheque in the amount of first and last month's rent

Giving Notice

The Ontario government has mandated that all Tenants are required to give their Landlord 60 days written notice when planning to move

Keys

On closing day (the first day of the new lease), all parties arrange to meet up at the suite to exchange cheques and insurance for the keys

Length of Term

Most leases are signed for a 1 year term. Shorter term rentals are not common and typically cost more per month

Month-to-Month

At the end of the lease term, you may continue on a month-to-month basis. The advantage of continuing on a month-to-month basis is that you have flexibility. At anytime you can give 60 days notice and move without penalty

Payments

Since the first and last month's rent is paid up in advance as the deposit, there are 10 remaining months left in the lease term. These are paid by post-dated cheques when picking up the keys

Renewing the Lease

At the end of the lease term, you may renew the lease. The advantage to renewing is that your rent is locked in for another term, and you are protected from being asked to leave if the Landlord sells

Solarium vs Den

Solariums and dens are both extra rooms inside condo suites. Solariums are typically found in older buildings, have windows, and may have a sliding glass door. Dens tend to be found in newer construction, lack a door, and are often found closer to the main entrance

Sublet

If you need to move while still under contract, you may be allowed to sublet your suite to someone else, pending Landlord approval

Utilities

Each condo building includes different utilities with the rent. Typically water is included while heating/ac and electricity may not. Every building varies, some include more then others