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]

Part 2: More Management Tips on Searching for Reliable Tenants

Partner up with a right tenant and your rental will stay occupied for years to come with all payments arriving regularly. It’s a dream for every residential owner to find a trustworthy tenant with a stable background who will occupy the residence for years to come. In such a competitive market, reaching this type of tenants won’t be easy. Latitude Properties gives you some expert advice in the area of commercial property management that will help you find an ideal tenant. More Tips on Drawing a “Unicorn” Tenant Screening and reaching the right type of person for a rental is… [Read More]

Residential Yard Maintenance: How to Properly Manage It

Keeping the tenants happy is both the property manager’s and the landlord’s first priority. Tenants look into many aspects of their rental when deciding on whether or not to stay, such as the appearance, comfort, and the utility costs. While the tenants should abide by the lease, it is up to the residential property management company to do their best to make the exterior of the property both appealing and convenient to tenants. Here are some of the ways in which Latitude Properties takes care of yard maintenance. Key Landscaping Services Issues to Watch For To ensure that both the… [Read More]

Property Management: How to Keep Tenants from Leaving

Good tenants are worthy of your efforts, and the last thing you want to do is drive them away with careless mistakes. If you want to keep the tenants who are paying rent on time, never cause trouble, and treat the unit with attention and respect, you must respond with an equal amount of devotion. Latitude Limited points out a couple of big mistakes to avoid if you want to keep your favourite tenants. Biggest Mistakes That Make Good Tenants Leave Neglecting Pest Prevention – Every unit can become a target for pests, regardless of the quality of the building…. [Read More]

Advantages of Hiring Industrial Property Management

Are you having trouble running multiple industrial properties? In this case, hiring a professional industrial property manager could be just the right solution. Property managers can do a lot to ensure the growth of the property’s monetary value by ensuring regular repairs and maintenance. Latitude Properties gives you insight into the numerous reasons why you would benefit from the help of an industrial property management agency. Benefits of Good Industrial Property Management If you were wondering what a professional real estate manager can do for your industrial property, you don’t have to look very far to find the reasons. Here’s… [Read More]