5 Advantages of Using Canadian Property Management Tools

Think all property management tools are the same? Think again. If you are a Canadian property management firm, there are some serious advantages to opting for a homegrown solution, like Property Vista. Here are just a few of the benefits of leveraging software that has been created by property managers for property managers.

1. Operations Optimized for Canada

From the ability to automate marketing to local listings like Kijiji —as well as countless others—to empowering your tenants to pay online through their bank or credit card, every function is optimized for doing business in Canada. (In fact, in order to facilitate payments within Canada we have partnered with leading payment providers that provide different aspects of the entire payment processing chain.)

With an unrelenting focus on data security, our property management solution helps keep you in compliance with privacy legislation and laws like PIPEDA (or the equivalent in BC, AB and QC) as well as CASL communication laws. With cloud-based reporting, remote teams can collaborate easily, whether they are in Moncton or Montreal.

2. By-the-Book Evictions

No property professional relishes the idea of evictions. But, if one has to happen, it needs to be done right. Property Vista supports a best-practices approach for the Canadian market. For example, in Ontario you require a Notice of Eviction (N4) form, a necessary document needed to evict a resident for Non-Payment of Rent.

To help Canadian property management firms, Property Vista has developed a very sophisticated N4 automation form to help expedite evictions in a proper, by-the-book manner.

3. Leasing Made Easy – From Coast to Coast

Image of a property management handwritten checklist, including items such as "leasing" and "security deposits". Property Vista makes it easier to navigate the leasing process.

Leases and leasing laws vary from province to province. At Property Vista, we’ve taken that into consideration and made it easy for Canadian property management firms to efficiently manage leases from west coast of British Columbia to eastern tip of Nova Scotia and everything in-between.

We make it a snap to apply security deposits, where they are legal, as well as to set rent increases according to provincial regulations.

Property professionals can set the rule of how many times a lease is allowed to be increased, as well as rules relating to auto-renewals and legal renewal or vacate times. They have everything they need at their fingertips for painless administration of the complete lease lifecycle.

4. Parlez-Vous Français? Mais Oui

Canada is a bilingual country, and if you have residents in Quebec or French-speaking tenants elsewhere, Property Vista has you covered. We have all the French marketing and operational materials you need, from resident brochures, door hangers and posters to letters of introduction and communication templates.

5. Deep Knowledge of the Canadian Market

Aerial View of Toronto. Property Vista has a deep knowledge of the Canadian Property management market

Built by property managers for property managers, and used by some of Canada’s most successful property management firms, Property Vista has its finger on the pulse of what is happening in the Canadian market.

We are constantly innovating, updating and responding to what Canadian property professionals need to excel in their industry. For example, in order to assist with the analysis of applications and the credit checks we have teamed up with Equifax Canada.

Equifax Canada and Property Vista take into account over 75 criteria to calculate your applicants’ ability to pay their rent. This goes well beyond a simple FICO score, so we provide you with a report that shows the breakdown of each applicant and their risk factor, as well as what percentage of the rent they are able to cover (based on all the factors in the application). Better credit checks mean higher quality tenants.

And, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Property Vista supports Canadian property management organizations to be able to streamline their operations, optimize processes and thrive in an ever-changing marketplace.

Get to Know Us!

With over 100+ years property management experience and having been property managers ourselves, we’ve come to know that success is based on one important thing — building better tenant relationships.

At Property Vista, we understand that your tenants are changing. Companies like Uber, Airbnb, Netflix and Prime — they’ve all transformed how we live because they changed just one thing: the customer experience. That’s why we designed Property Vista for the next generation of successful property managers who understand that today’s tenants expect a simple, intuitive and frictionless experience.

Whether it’s helping you to keep in-touch with residents or effortlessly coordinating maintenance, our Canadian property management software gives you all the tools you need to run and scale your business, and to optimize operations to increase revenues. See pricing and request a demo here.