Andrei  Lipatov

Andrei Lipatov

Salesperson, REALTOR®

Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage*

Mobile:
416-457-3057
Office:
416-929-4343
Email Me
Andrei  Lipatov

Andrei Lipatov

Salesperson, REALTOR®

Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage*

Mobile:
416-457-3057
Office:
416-929-4343
Email Me

GTA: Things you HAVE TO to know when renting in winter

If you are an experienced Toronto apartment or house hunter, then you know winter is the “rental off-season.” From May to September, there is a huge influx of people who move to GTA after graduating and it starts to mellow in October. By December, many rental salepersons take their four-week vacations because they feel there isn’t enough demand to bother sticking around. But have time on your side, renting in the winter is probably the best time of year to look.

1.       Negotiation!

Obviously Toronto & GTA is one of the most expensive cities to rent in year-round, but competing with fewer applicants means slightly lower rents and it opens the ability to negotiate. For example, if a rental is listed at $2,650, don’t ask for $2,000. But, you could try to ask for $100-200 less, which is much more reasonable. Yes – there are people who have negotiated a good $500 off, but that’s probably because it was a much higher rental.

 

2.       Less demand, but less inventory

People tend NOT to move in the winter, but this can be a bonus for renters. Looking for a rental in winter is actually a leisurely experience as compared to the summer sprint in which you have three days to run around and try to find something.  If your lease is up in March, take December through February and look around for the right place to pop up. If you want to break your lease, be smart and read your rental lease agreement to see what penalties you might face. Don’t be afraid to call your landlord and ask how much time you need to give them if you want to leave early, or to get permission to find your replacement, which could help you avoid paying penalities.

3.       You still need ALL of your paperwork and monies ready

Just because there are less people looking doesn’t mean it’s OK to submit a careless application. Landlords and brokers will still want the following:

  • First month & last month and sometimes security deposit (available as a bank's draft)
  • Letter of employment (stating length of work and salary; if self-employed, get a letter from an accountant)
  • Credit bureau report ( transunion or equifax)
  • Two pay stubs
  • Copy of your photo ID
  • Optional: reference letter from previous landlord

Questions? I will always help you!

Andrei LIpatov | 905 909 8888 | 416 457 3057

 

Comments

Shane Croop

Renting a house is easy but keeping that house knowing the house is not yours is difficult. Try to read the https://blackchristiannews.com/2019/05/why-i-remain-catholic/ article for the info as I have rented a house and the experience with the owner was not good, he was over protective and possessive about the house.

Neil Orton

You helped me in buying me my dream house. initially everything I was fine and I was very chief essays happy. But now I am facing some legal issues. I need your help in resolving these issues.

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Dynamic visionary with wide­ranging executive management and strategic consulting experience, Andrei has led as a senior manager multifaceted business and marketing strategies, negotiated complex deals and structured multi million dollar transactions for many Fortune 500 companies.
 


Acknowledged for his business acumen, marketing prowess, skilled negotiating, integrity and charismatic style, Andrei’s traits are a natural fit for the competitive real estate market. It is his pursuit of precision that generates extraordinary business results in everything he does. To date, his professional accomplishments are a testament to his worth as an Agent, as well as evidence of his talent for cultivating trust­based, long­term relationships. A consummate professional, Andrei consistently delivers best­in­class results for each one of his clients.
 


Andrei has made building a wide network of strong connections a priority and as a result has built an impressive track record. As a top ­level executive, with a long time reputation for business excellence and expertise, he affords his real estate clientele world­class service and impeccable attention to detail. Andrei genuinely understands what is most important to his clients, and pays attention to their wants and needs.
 


Andrei is committed to leveraging his years of professional experience to help people buy and sell property, fulfill their real estate goals and dreams, and deliver the lifestyle they desire.
 

         
EXPERTISE:

Residential property sales & exchanges including fine homes, condominiums, income properties, vacant land.
Exceptional attention to skilled negotiations, knowledgeable analysis of property values and market trends.
Expertise and renowned credibility in resolving difficult transactions.

 

EDUCATION

MSc. Finance, Moscow State University.
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson , Province of Ontario.

 

PERSONAL

Andrei and his wife, Natalia, are the parents of two daughters.
In addition to English, he speaks Russian.