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Land Lease Communities

Can I rent my home?

Land Lease communities have rules regarding subletting which would include renting your home. Some communities prohibit subletting. Always check with your Community Manager before renting ...
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Can I build a shed, deck, home renovations?

Construction at your lot requires community approval in advance and most projects also require municipal permits. Contact your Community Manager for a construction or alteration ...
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Land Lease Communities

Who takes care of lot maintenance?

Residents are responsible for the care and maintenance of their lot, cutting the grass, landscaping, plowing the driveway, keeping the lot clean. Residents are also ...
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Land Lease Communities

Do I need homeowner’s insurance?

Residents are required to have homeowners insurance and to provide a copy to the landlord annually, upon renewal.
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Land Lease Communities

Is realty tax included?

In Ontario, realty tax is part of your monthly fees. In other provinces, homeowners pay these fees directly to the municipality.
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Can I have pets?

Most communities are pet friendly but will have some rules regarding the size, type and amount of pets. You will be provided with community specific ...
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Garbage Removal

Garbage will be collected on a schedule which can be provided to you by the management office. Some communities may have a common drop off ...
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Is parking included?

Each resident will have parking included for one or more vehicle, depending on the community. Recreational vehicles such as boats and campers are not permitted ...
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Land Lease Communities

What is included in the rent?

What is included in the rent varies by community. In some cases utilities and services such as water, sewer and garbage removal may be included ...
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Land Lease Communities

Do I need to apply before I buy?

If you are interested in living in the community you need to apply with the Management office prior to purchasing a home.
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Land Lease Communities

What is Land Lease?

Residents in land lease communities own their home and rent the land it’s on from the landlord. Some communities also have homes available for rent. ...
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Leasing

What is Fixed Term Tenancy?

Essentially the landlord and resident agree that the tenancy will be for a specified period of time.
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Leasing

What is Last Month’s Rent?

Last month’s rent is a collection of money equal to one month’s rent. 
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What is a security deposit?

A security deposit is a sum of money that is paid by a resident to the landlord usually before a tenancy commences.
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How to pay rent?

We offer our residents various ways to pay their rent.
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