Assessing Your Industrial Property’s Fire Safety? Latitude Can Help

Due to the size of investment required to purchase or lease an industrial property, there are few businesses that would be willing to settle into a new building without some kind of property inspection. Unfortunately, these traditional assessments don’t always take into consideration the importance of the life safety and fire systems, especially where the property’s purpose has been changed. A warehouse or buildings used for manufacturing may not have required the same safety systems that are needed when the purpose is altered, making a new assessment of the building and subsequent safety protocol a necessity. Industrial properties have a… [Read More]

Completing Proper Tenant Background Checks? Latitude can Help

Tenants can be a real handful, but a bad tenant can make you reach a point where you think tenants are more hassle than they are worth. But renting out your property doesn’t have to be a horrible experience. There are lots of great tenants out there and there are steps that you can take to ensure that you get a good one. Corporate property management companies, like Latitude Properties Limited, have years of experience in matching landlords and tenants and can help you screen tenants and make good choices. It is the landlord’s responsibility to verify tenant information and… [Read More]

Corporate Property Management Basics: Fire Safety Plan

Owning a corporate or commercial property is a good investment but, like all business properties, it needs to be properly managed and maintained. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that their property meets all the necessary legal requirements and this can be a daunting task. Corporate property management companies, like Latitude Properties, are there to take the stress out of managing your corporate property investment. Fire Safety Needs to be Taken Seriously Fire safety is a serious concern for all cities and being up to date with fire safety regulations should be a priority for all corporate… [Read More]

Will Your Home Survive a Winter Storm?

Winter storms in Ontario can be devastating and preparing your home or apartment for the winter is essential. As a landlord, it is important to ensure that all your residential properties are ready for any winter storms and blizzards that may strike the area. This is not only for your tenants benefit, but your own as well. As the bad weather approaches, it is necessary to make sure that everything is in order at your own home, and any commercial residential properties that you own. It is important to do these preparations during the fall and not leave them for… [Read More]

Fireplaces are a Great Feature But is the Chimney on Your Property Safe?

A wood-burning fireplace is a great comfort and a cost-effective means of warming your home. An inadequate or dirty chimney, however, can cause all sorts of possible negative and potentially dangerous consequences. We’ve compiled a list of the most important things to look out for in terms of maintaining your chimney and ensuring its safety. What’s Inside that Matters Peering at the outside of your chimney doesn’t really reveal what’s going on inside. A solid-looking exterior isn’t necessarily an indication of a safe and effective interior. Without having an expert assess the inside of your chimney, you may miss various… [Read More]

6 Effective Ways To protect your property from Storm Damage

To help property maintenance, companies like Latitude Limited stay on top of the precautions required to protect your rental properties against potential storm damage, look out for the following six points: Weather Watch By keeping an eye on the weather forecast, you can make sure you’re prepared for any possible extremes. Watch out for severe weather warnings from Environment Canada, whose reports are regularly updated. It is then possible to ensure your properties are as storm-proof as possible should the weather takes a turn for the worse. Trees a Crowd Although many of us fear the thunder and lightning that… [Read More]

Keeping Your Commercial HVAC System Running Efficiently

In the current environment, minimizing energy consumption is vital for private households and business properties. With heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems being some of the highest in terms of energy usage and expense, it’s important that businesses employ effective commercial property management protocols. The significance of HVAC systems and their effectivity is such that many businesses turn to professionals like Latitude Properties Limited for advice and guidance. Businesses moving into a new building or looking to upgrade and maintain existing real estate need to carefully consider their HVAC systems in terms of their needs and cost-effectiveness. Aging systems can… [Read More]

Prevent Damage to Your Roof this Winter by Protecting it Against Ice Dams

Roof damage during the winter is a major concern for every landlord and building owner. If unrepaired, small damaged spots in the roof may cause accidents and leaks after a heavy snowfall. As the name suggests, ice dams are a dam-like structure of ice that form on the rooftops, hidden from plain sight by a heavy layer of snow. You don’t need to wait until the winter to prevent the looming risks of ice dams. Since a good amount of damage to the roof can happen during the summer, it’s never too soon to look into the issue. Also, summer… [Read More]

Latitude Prepares Your Residence for the Fall Season

Fall is a spectacular time of year. Nature gives her last great colour show before the winter, and everyone is filled with holiday cheer. But fall also brings its challenges for residential property owners and management companies. Fortunately Latitude Properties Limited knows what needs to be done and as part of our residential management service, we take care of all our client’s needs. Residential property owners know that their apartment buildings need regular maintenance and good management to attract good tenants. Being on top of things and conducting annual fall inspections and doing minor maintenance can save property owners a… [Read More]

Prepare your Commercial Property with this Fall Checklist

  Fall is a wonderful time of year, full of spectacular scenery and holiday cheer, but companies offering corporate property owners need to keep their eye on the ball. This is a crucial time to ensure that your corporate properties are well maintained and ready for the winter. Minor maintenance in the fall can prevent major damage to your property in the winter and save you a lot of money, time and hassle. By doing regular fall maintenance you will not only ensure the safety of your building but you will also demonstrate to your tenants that you are a… [Read More]