Del Condominium Rentals’ paralegal services make landlords’ life a lot easier
If being a landlord was easy, everyone would do it. From finding and screening tenants to managing your property to settling disputes… hey, sometimes things just happen.
That’s why it’s so valuable to be connected with a property management company that can help with the unexpected challenges of owning and renting out an investment condo – including one that has an in-house legal department to help settle minor landlord-tenant disputes. That’s worth the price of admission right there!
Indeed, Del Condominium Rentals adds value to your property management by keeping all services in-house, so there are no concerns about delays, miscommunications or confidentiality. The company’s legal department comprises paralegals who are proficient in landlord-tenant and condominium law. And for you, the condo owner-landlord with ready access to such expertise, that’s priceless peace of mind.
What is a paralegal?
In Ontario, paralegals are legal professionals licensed and regulated by the Law Society of Ontario – just like lawyers. They have the required education and experience to represent clients and provide legal services in specific areas of law, such as small claims court, traffic court, tribunal work, and minor criminal matters.
In the context of real estate, for landlords, this is an incredibly valuable asset to have access to when working with a property management company. Because, as we said, sometimes things just happen, and disputes can arise between tenants and landlords.
Reliable legal services, with professionals who know the law and are adept at navigating these often-delicate situations, can help diffuse potential problems and ensure the terms of your lease are being enforced to protect both parties.
Benefits of using a paralegal
Paralegals are just as competent, educated and knowledgeable as any other legal service provider, as they have specific legal training for the areas of law in which they represent their clients. Paralegal education programs are specifically developed to provide both practical and theoretical training to students. These programs are constantly updated and improved to ensure that the curriculum keeps up with industry standards.
Importantly, paralegals are a key access point to the justice system, as they are a relatively more affordable alternative to traditional lawyer representation. Property management companies such as Del Condominium Rentals use paralegals for day-to-day legal services in specific areas, due to their specialized skills and affordability, and as an ultimate benefit to their clientele.
Quicker, more economical yet just as knowledgeable about essential areas of landlord-tenant laws. How’s that for affordable peace of mind?
The paralegal team at Del Condominium Rentals aims to ensure that the company, its unit owners and tenants all comply with their respective rights and obligations under the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 (the RTA), the Condominium Act, 1998, as well as the respective condominium corporation’s declaration, by-laws and rules.
Keeping track of all of these regulations and how they interact with each other is complicated, if you’re not well-versed in legalese and the justice system as a whole.
Day-to-day paralegal tasks include:
- Liaising with condominium management teams regarding tenant complaints
- Sending compliance letters to tenants
- Rent collections
- Drafting and sending various legal notices under the RTA
- Preparing for and attending Landlord and Tenant Board hearings
- Judgment enforcement
- Accompanying unit inspections
- Processing and attending evictions
- Providing inter-department training regarding landlord-tenant and condominium law
Clients of Del Condominium Rentals’ property management services can also benefit from seminars on landlord-tenant rights and obligations, equipping with the basics of the law governing these relationships.
Are you a condo owner looking to hire a property management company to manage your unit? Contact Del Condominium Rentals at 647.952.3644 or email@example.com