Going Bananas? Keep calm and your peace!

Keep calm and your peace

Keep calm and your peace

Ok……truth be told the events I have been privy to in the last few weeks is enough to make anyone go bananas! but then again I aint about that life, so instead I thought long , hard, far, and high and figured why not share the story with my #DAY 1 place “Let’s talk property mgmt”.

As always to protect the privacy of the good, the bad and the ugly in this plot, no real names will be disclosed but as its often said – they know themselves.


Life changes such as a birth of a baby, a wedding, death in the family, caring for aged parents all happen to all of us at some point in our lives but would you say these events are basis for not providing your landlord 60 days notice of your intent to terminate? Well Ben and Jerry think differently, they want to terminate in 30 days, and nothing is going to stop them.

Coincidentally, over the years, one of my favorite screening questions of all times to prospective tenants are “Did you provide or have you given your landlord 60 days notice ” because its a proven way of separating the wheat from the chaff. The response they provide may or may not be true but remember you still have an opportunity to call the current landlord and confirm.

Along the way, Ben and Jerry brought into the picture Diego a fresh faced young man who desires to live in the Abode by any means necessary ( legitimate occupant for 1 month, illegal squatter, overnight guest, parking spot renter or become jasper the ghost when necessary). The landlord declined Diego’s genuine intentions as they don’t align with his rental strategy for the investment property.

So you’d think if there are no basis for Diego to live, sleep, receive mail, eat, shower, entertain guests or keep bananas in the Unit then why or what explains a picture of Diego’s guest sitting in the living room of the Abode he’s not authorized to occupy.

Is this a case of Occupy Toronto, or is it a case of imagined or conveyed “entitlements” to an individual not authorized to occupy the Abode ( Remember if you lease reads no sublets or assignments, it is as you have read it).

That’s all for now, but I do hope after reading this you can confidently trust the advice of a professional property manager, the landlords and tenants laws to protect you and your investment from Ben, Jerry and Diego.


Managing properties with head and heart.