Frequently asked Vancouver rental questions here provide most answers about renting our furnished apartments in downtown.
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What is the minimum stay?
All our Vancouver furnished apartments are rented out between 1 to 12+ months. Our Vancouver short term rental apartments, where building bylaws permit are rented out short term. On a weekly and daily basis, with a minimum 5 night stay.
What is deposit payment for?
After signing a rental agreement to book and rent Vancouver apartment, a booking deposit payment is required. Deposit for monthly rentals is 1/2 months rent. For daily or weekly rentals is 1/2 of the total price. Our cancellation policy is that initial deposit payment is fully refundable for 7 days only.
What is a move-in fee?
Every new tenant needs to pay a move-in fee to the building management. That fee is charged to book the elevator if tenant has more than a couple of suitcases during move-in. Then to program tenant’s phone to the front building entrance buzzer. Finally, to register the tenant with a form K.
How do I pay the rent?
Every apartment owner decides how they like to collect the rent. The most common payment for Canadian bank account holders is Interac e-Transfer email payment or post-dated cheques. Other rent payment is in cash for which the paper receipt is given in return.
Can I bring my own furniture?
Apartment comes as is. Fully furnished, and equipped with basic items for everyday living. Therefore, tenant can not bring their own furniture, beds or other large items and clutter the space. However, small items are allowed. Tenant can bring if they want specialty cooking items, small appliances, and their own TV.
What are tenants rules and regulations?
As an apartment tenant you are now part of a building community. Building has it’s own bylaws. Every tenant is given a document of building bylaws with its rules and regulations. They should be read and understood. Bylaws are a list of common sense duties which every tenant, including their visitors to the building should abide by. Any infraction to these rules and regulations is fined from $50 to $200.
What are tenants responsibilities?
Every tenant is responsible to take a good care of the apartment. This means, cleaning it on a regular basis. Notifying promptly, apartment manager of any problems within the unit. Such as water leaks or break down of any appliances.
Do I need insurance?
Yes, every tenant needs to hold tenants insurance to protect themselves and their personal belongings. Apartment owner holds only their own apartment insurance, and as such is not responsible for tenants and their personal possessions. More info about tenants insurance.
Can I have a guest staying with me?
All our apartment rentals by their size are suited for one person or a couple only. Visitors can stay with the tenant(s) from a few days to a couple of weeks only. More than that it’s not allowed, since visitors are not legally on the rental agreement, and building bylaws permit only designated number of tenants per each unit.
Can I do a move-out cleaning myself?
Professional cleaners are hired to do every move-out cleaning. So, they do a detailed deep cleaning for a minimum fee of $175 (5 hours). To keep that cleaning fee to a minimum. Tenants are encouraged to clean the apartment periodically during their stay. That way, cleaners won’t need more than 5 hours to clean the apartment spotless for the new tenants. However, if more than 5 hours of cleaning is needed. It is charged at $35/hour rate.
When will I get my deposit back?
Booking deposit is returned within 2 weeks of moving-out. It is refunded in full (minus the cleaning fee) if no damage has been sustained to the apartment by the tenant. Also, it’s returned if the rental agreement is not broken and 30 day move-out notice is given on time.
Does Vancouver for Living charges tenants any fees?
No, Vancouver for Living apartment management team gets paid only by the apartment owners. Our job is to manage and take good care of their apartments. At the same time making tenants lives worry free and more enjoyable.