June 11, 2024

Property Management Tips, RYPM Resources


As the rental market in Ontario changes, landlords need to focus on tenant satisfaction. Happy tenants are more likely to renew leases, take good care of properties, and contribute positively to the community. Royal York Property Management, a leading property management and leasing company in Canada, understands how crucial tenant satisfaction is for successful property management. With a portfolio valued at over $10.1 billion and encompassing more than 22,000 properties, Royal York Property Management has the expertise to offer valuable insights on keeping tenants happy. In this blog post, we'll explore strategies Ontario landlords can use to keep tenants satisfied and engaged in 2024.

2023 Recap: Trends and Challenges 

Before discussing strategies, let's look at some key trends from 2023. Remote work has changed rental preferences, with tenants now wanting properties that suit both home and office needs. Suburban areas have become more popular due to their affordability, green spaces, and quiet environments. The condo rental market has stabilized, and there has been growth in purpose-built rental units to address housing shortages. Tenants now prioritize outdoor spaces, amenities, and safety in their rental choices.

2024 Projections: What Lies Ahead  

Looking ahead to 2024, rental rates are expected to stabilize, offering benefits for both landlords and tenants. The demand for family-friendly rentals is set to rise, with more interest in spacious properties. Landlords should think about offering larger units or properties with play areas. Sustainability will play a significant role in attracting tenants who seek energy-efficient appliances, recycling programs, and green spaces. The regulations around short-term rentals like Airbnb will continue to evolve, so landlords need to stay informed about any changes. Using technology in rental management will improve tenant convenience, making online rent payments, virtual tours, and smart home features standard. Suburban areas will continue to grow in popularity due to their affordability and lifestyle appeal. Maintaining good relationships with tenants through clear communication, effective conflict resolution, and respect for privacy will be essential.