Tenant Tips

When You Travel, How You Leave Your Place Counts For A Lot!

Going Away for the Holidays?                                                           

Here are few tips to ensure that your home is well looked after.


Prior to leaving:

·         Make sure all windows and doors are secured & locked.

·         Do not turn off your heat.  Turn it down to approx. 12 - 15 degrees Celsius.

·         Make sure your home looks lived in.  

          Don’t close your curtains in the daytime as this shows the house is empty.  Use automatic timer-switches to turn your lights on as it gets dark.

·         Check that all electrical switches, appliances & stove tops are OFF. 

          Turn off your power bars – for items that will not be used in your absence.

·         Keep your valuables out of sight: laptops, electronics, jewellery, collectibles, etc. 

·         Where possible, use electrical timers to turn on and off: your lights, TV, and radio.                                                                                  

          Avoid discussing holiday plans on social networking sites - if your posts are publicly visible, this information may be used to someone else’s             advantage.

·         Good neighbours make for safe neighbourhoods. Tell a good neighbour when you will be away.  Ask them to bring in your mail.  Perhaps they              could park their car in your space and/or sweep away snow from your door, to make your home look lived-in.  Perhaps you can repay the favour            by doing the same for them.

           Ask your neighbour not to put your surname, address or even your house number on your keys in case they fall into the wrong hands. 

·          Let your neighbour know when you will be away and, if possible give them details so that they can contact you or someone to act on your                      behalf, in an emergency.

            Enjoy your vacation!

Available apartment

2087 Haig Drive,
Ottawa, K1G 2K8

bedrooms: 3 bedrooms
price: $1820
available: April
  • Stainless steel dishwasher, fridge, stove and microwave hood fan combo
  • in-suite laundry - Black laundry centre
  • Designer cabinetry with built-in breakfast bar
  • Granite counter

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