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Proven Property Management for McMaster University Students

One of the things that makes a great market for real estate investments is a thriving university culture. In Hamilton, we have that thanks to McMaster University. The school was founded in 1887, and is best known for its research facilities and commitment to scholarship that’s community-focused. It has been ranked in the world’s Top 75 by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, and the school is home to more than 33,000 students. Alumni include Nobel laureates, cabinet ministers, and scholars and professionals who are spread throughout Canada and 162 other countries.

This presents opportunities for both students and property owners. Spotted Properties is here to match great student renters with great student housing.

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Finding and Managing Rental Properties

McMaster Student Housing Services for Landlords

If you own a property in a neighborhood close to McMaster University, you should consider renting it out to students. Some landlords get nervous about this; students don’t have a long rental history and they’re often not as financially secure as other prospective tenants. However, the students we work with are overwhelmingly responsible and intelligent. They’re focused on getting an education and taking on additional responsibilities. They’re eager to meet the requirements of their lease agreements and happy to pay rent on time.

If you’re thinking about buying an investment property in Hamilton, consider a neighborhood like downtown Hamilton, Westdale, or Ainslie Wood. Dundas is also a great area for investors who want to buy a property with potentially great tenant pools of McMaster students. 

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From these neighborhoods, it’s easy for students to walk or bike to school, and public transportation is also easily accessible. 

We’ve found there are several benefits for property owners interested in renting to students:

  • Consistent rental income throughout the school year and during holidays and summer seasons, too.
  • A large and reliable tenant pool.
  • Great opportunities for single-family homes and multi-family properties.
  • An opportunity to rent to roommates, providing extra rental income security. 

We manage student housing for investors in Hamilton, Westdale, Ainslie Wood, Dundas, and the surrounding neighborhoods.

McMaster Student Housing Services for Students

Attending McMaster University is an exciting, but also an overwhelming time, for the students we work with. It wasn’t that long ago that the Spotted Properties team were university students; we remember what it’s like, and we put that personal experience together with our professional experience to provide the best possible outcomes for students who rent one of our properties. 

Choosing to live off campus is a huge step towards independence and autonomy. It offers more privacy, more freedom, and a strong sense that you’ve arrived in the world and you’re ready to get serious about your future. We applaud you for that.

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Finding the right place to live can feel like a challenge. You’re likely balancing your budget against your needs and desires. You’ll want to be close to campus and if you work, you’ll want to be close to your job, too. You don’t want to be too far from friends and fun. 

At Spotted Properties, we have some great options. Whether you’re hoping to live in a single-family home with some of your best friends or you want a quiet studio space in an apartment building, we can help you find the right home while you go to school. 

Together, we’ll work on:

  • Identifying your ideal neighborhood close to McMaster.

  • Determining how much rent you can afford.

  • Establishing utilities and other essential services.

  • Making safety a priority at home and at school.

  • Understanding and signing a lease agreement.

Consider us an essential part of your support system, whether you’re starting your first year at McMaster or moving on to graduate studies. We’re here to provide housing as well as resources.

Have a Question About Our Services?

How much does McMaster University property management cost?

We offer personalized management packages to suit all of your needs. For our full pricing information, click here.

How much is your tenant placement service without property management?

Our rate is only 75% of one month’s rent if subscribed to our property management services. We also offer significant savings if you have more than one property.

Please email admin@spottedproperties.ca or call us at (905) 527-3333 for more information on pricing.

Do I really need a property manager or can I do this myself?

You can definitely do everything we can. But what is your time worth? Here are some of the key reasons many people choose professional management over DIY-management:

1. Monthly on time rent collection and direct deposit to owner bank account
2. Move In & Move Out inspections
3. 24/7 emergency service
4. Coordinating tenants requests
5. Handling city warnings
6. Assist hearing process against troublesome tenants
7. Knowledge of Residential Tenancy Act to avoid costly mistakes
8. Professional Realtors who monitor Hamilton’s market 365 days a year to maximize your rent
9. Access to some of the best prices and property services
10. Freedom from record keeping and landlording
11. Save travel and worry time

Who signs the lease when a tenant moves in?

The lease for residential property is an agreement between Spotted Properties Inc as the landlord and the tenant. You will sign a Management Agreement giving Spotted Properties Inc the authority to act on your behalf as the landlord. The tenants will not have access to your personal contact information A signed copy of the lease will be emailed to you for your records.
For leasing only services provided by Spotted Properties, the lease will be signed by the owner and the tenant.

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Free Consultation

Pricing your McMaster University rental property requires a deep understanding of the rental market and the tenant pool. We’ll analyze your home before you buy it to determine how much rent you’ll receive every month, and how that will affect our bottom line. Talk to us before you buy; you might be surprised at what you can earn.

If you already own a property and you’re preparing to put it on the rental market, we can help you establish its rental value. Contact us at Spotted Properties, and let’s talk about what your rental home is worth.

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"Highly recommend this company, they have been absolutely invaluable for me in dealing with both standard and complex property management issues. They have exceeded my expectations with their professionalism and commitment, taking on a very difficult and complex case for me without a moment of hesitation. I look forward to working with these guys for years to come."

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Services and Pricing

TENANT PLACEMENT
FULL SERVICE MANAGEMENT
Monthly
Fees
N/A Condo - $125.00
Single Family Home - $175.00
Multi-Family Home - $200 1st Unit
+$50 per additional unit
Student Housing - $200 up to 6 rooms
+$25 per additional room
Commercial Units - $100 per unit
Tenant Placement Fee 1 Month's Rent 75% of 1 Month's Rent
Initial Setup Fee - (50% off on each additional property) $250 (Applied to Tenant Placement Fee) $250.00
Property Reserve (50% of reserve required per additional property) $500.00
Communications
Lease Management & Preparation
Tenant Screening
Property showings
Photography
Videography (On listings over $2,000.00)
Annual Interior Inspection Coordination
On-Call Emergency Maintenance Staff
24/7 Emergency Hotline
Maintenance SPI Vendor Coordination
Maintenance Owner Vendor Coordination
Owner Maintenance Request Notification
By-Law Coorespondence (Exterior Only)
Property Consultation
Quarterly Inspection - Fire/Smoke/CO
Exterior Inspection
Move-in/out Inspection
Key Management
Seasonal Notice
Annual Rent Increase
Tenant Compliance
Online Statement
Rent Collection & Remittance
Monthly Statement
Owner Portal
Tenant Portal
Paralegal Coordination
N Form Filing

TENANT PLACEMENT

Tenant Placement Fee:
1 Month Rent

Initial Setup Fee - (50% off on each additional property)
$250 (Applied to Tenant Placement Fee)

Monthly Management Fee:
(No Monthly Fee)

Leasing Services

  • Communications
  • Lease Management & Preparation
  • Tenant Screening
  • Property showings
  • Photography
  • Videography (On listings over $2,000.00)

CONDO MANAGEMENT

Tenant Placement Fee:
75% of 1 Month Rent

Initial Setup Fee - (50% off on each additional property)
$250.00

Monthly Management Fee:
$125.00/MONTH

Property Reserve (50% of reserve required per additional property)
$500.00

Leasing Services

  • Communications
  • Lease Management & Preparation
  • Tenant Screening
  • Property showings
  • Photography
  • Videography (On listings over $2,000.00)

Maintenance Services

  • Annual Interior Inspection Coordination
  • On-Call Emergency Maintenance Staff
  • 24/7 Emergency Hotline
  • Maintenance SPI Vendor Coordination
  • Maintenance Owner Vendor Coordination
  • Owner Maintenance Request Notification
  • By-Law Coorespondence (Exterior Only)

Management Services

  • Property Consultation
  • Quarterly Inspection - Fire/Smoke/CO
  • Exterior Inspection
  • Move-in/out Inspection
  • Key Management
  • Seasonal Notice
  • Annual Rent Increase
  • Tenant Compliance

Accounting

  • Online Statement
  • Rent Collection & Remittance
  • Monthly Statement
  • Owner Portal
  • Tenant Portal

Legal Services

    • Paralegal Coordination
    • N Form Filing

SINGLE FAMILY MANAGEMENT

Tenant Placement Fee:
75% of 1 Month Rent

Initial Setup Fee - (50% off on each additional property)
$250.00

Monthly Management Fee:
$175.00/MONTH

Property Reserve (50% of reserve required per additional property)
$500.00

Leasing Services

  • Communications
  • Lease Management & Preparation
  • Tenant Screening
  • Property showings
  • Photography
  • Videography (On listings over $2,000.00)

Maintenance Services

  • Annual Interior Inspection Coordination
  • On-Call Emergency Maintenance Staff
  • 24/7 Emergency Hotline
  • Maintenance SPI Vendor Coordination
  • Maintenance Owner Vendor Coordination
  • Owner Maintenance Request Notification
  • By-Law Coorespondence (Exterior Only)

Management Services

  • Property Consultation
  • Quarterly Inspection - Fire/Smoke/CO
  • Exterior Inspection
  • Move-in/out Inspection
  • Key Management
  • Seasonal Notice
  • Annual Rent Increase
  • Tenant Compliance

Accounting

  • Online Statement
  • Rent Collection & Remittance
  • Monthly Statement
  • Owner Portal
  • Tenant Portal

Legal Services

    • Paralegal Coordination
    • N Form Filing

MULTI-FAMILY MANAGEMENT

Tenant Placement Fee:
75% of 1 Month Rent

Initial Setup Fee - (50% off on each additional property)
$250.00

Monthly Management Fee:
$200/month for first unit, $50/month for units 2-13, %5 Monthly Rent for units 14+

Property Reserve (50% of reserve required per additional property)
$500.00

Leasing Services

  • Communications
  • Lease Management & Preparation
  • Tenant Screening
  • Property showings
  • Photography
  • Videography (On listings over $2,000.00)

Maintenance Services

  • Annual Interior Inspection Coordination
  • On-Call Emergency Maintenance Staff
  • 24/7 Emergency Hotline
  • Maintenance SPI Vendor Coordination
  • Maintenance Owner Vendor Coordination
  • Owner Maintenance Request Notification
  • By-Law Coorespondence (Exterior Only)

Management Services

  • Property Consultation
  • Quarterly Inspection - Fire/Smoke/CO
  • Exterior Inspection
  • Move-in/out Inspection
  • Key Management
  • Seasonal Notice
  • Annual Rent Increase
  • Tenant Compliance

Accounting

  • Online Statement
  • Rent Collection & Remittance
  • Monthly Statement
  • Owner Portal
  • Tenant Portal

Legal Services

    • Paralegal Coordination
    • N Form Filing

STUDENT RENTAL MANGEMENT

Tenant Placement Fee:
75% of 1 Month Rent

Initial Setup Fee - (50% off on each additional property)
$250.00

Monthly Management Fee:
$200.00/month for up to 6 rooms + $25.00/additional room)

Property Reserve (50% of reserve required per additional property)
$500.00

Leasing Services

  • Communications
  • Lease Management & Preparation
  • Tenant Screening
  • Property showings
  • Photography
  • Videography (On listings over $2,000.00)

Maintenance Services

  • Annual Interior Inspection Coordination
  • On-Call Emergency Maintenance Staff
  • 24/7 Emergency Hotline
  • Maintenance SPI Vendor Coordination
  • Maintenance Owner Vendor Coordination
  • Owner Maintenance Request Notification
  • By-Law Coorespondence (Exterior Only)

Management Services

  • Property Consultation
  • Quarterly Inspection - Fire/Smoke/CO
  • Exterior Inspection
  • Move-in/out Inspection
  • Key Management
  • Seasonal Notice
  • Annual Rent Increase
  • Tenant Compliance

Accounting

  • Online Statement
  • Rent Collection & Remittance
  • Monthly Statement
  • Owner Portal
  • Tenant Portal

Legal Services

  • Paralegal Coordination
  • N Form Filing

COMMERCIAL UNITS

Tenant Placement Fee:
75% of 1 Month Rent

Initial Setup Fee - (50% off on each additional property)
$250.00

Monthly Management Fee:
$100.00 per unit/MONTH

Property Reserve (50% of reserve required per additional property)
$500.00

Leasing Services

  • Communications
  • Lease Management & Preparation
  • Tenant Screening
  • Property showings
  • Photography
  • Videography (On listings over $2,000.00)

Maintenance Services

  • Annual Interior Inspection Coordination
  • On-Call Emergency Maintenance Staff
  • 24/7 Emergency Hotline
  • Maintenance SPI Vendor Coordination
  • Maintenance Owner Vendor Coordination
  • Owner Maintenance Request Notification
  • By-Law Coorespondence (Exterior Only)

Management Services

  • Property Consultation
  • Quarterly Inspection - Fire/Smoke/CO
  • Exterior Inspection
  • Move-in/out Inspection
  • Key Management
  • Seasonal Notice
  • Annual Rent Increase
  • Tenant Compliance

Accounting

  • Online Statement
  • Rent Collection & Remittance
  • Monthly Statement
  • Owner Portal
  • Tenant Portal

Legal Services

    • Paralegal Coordination
    • N Form Filing

Working with Spotted Properties

We are focused on providing solutions. With Spotted Properties as your property management partner, you can count on earning more and spending less. You can rely on expert investment advice and proactive residential management that will deliver outstanding results.

Areas We Serve

Spotted Properties

42 Royal Ave. Hamilton, ON L8S 2C4
905.527.3333
admin@spottedproperties.ca