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Scott McGillivray’s Tips for Renters: These Are the Home Upgrades Landlords Will Love You For

Living in a rental doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style, personality or comfort. If there’s something you want to change, simply speak to your landlord about it. Depending on the price and complexity, he or she may be happy to oblige – particularly if it’s something that adds value or saves money in the long run. Before speaking to your landlord, do some research and find out what the cost will be. In some cases the landlord may be willing to pay for the upgrade, while in others the financial onus will be on you. Either way, tackling these rental upgrades is bound to earn you brownie points with your landlord.

Scott McGillivray is a real estate expert and host of HGTV Canada’s Income Property and Moving the McGillivrays.



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