Winterizing Your Property is Easy with Corporate Management Service

Winters in Ontario are not for the fainthearted. The storms can be fierce and destructive, and you need to take steps to winterize your property. Severe weather conditions can strike at any time and often with little warning. Winterizing your property is essential to protect your investment and more importantly your tenants. Corporate properties are usually a big investment and need to be well maintained to ensure that they bring in a steady income and attract good tenants. Preparing your corporate property for the winter isn’t difficult if you use an experienced corporate property management service like Latitude Properties Limited…. [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]

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]