I rent this the main floor in a split level duplex, there are two of us living here, myself and my elderly mother, and we have been residents for roughly a year and a half now.
We've been renting all of my life, and all my mother's adult life, which consists of roughly forty years on my part and nearly fifty on my mother's. Between us, we've had well over a dozen landlords in that time, and overall, as many other renters can attest to, the majority have not been...impressive, to say the least. At best, you can generally hope for 'adequate', in both personal and professional relationships between renters and landlords.
This makes the fact that I'm writing a *positive* review for a landlord, and a property manager, (so technically two reviews in one), rather exceptional, as I'm sure anyone reading this site would attest.
This property is owned by Savard Properties, a family-owned entity that owns and rents a number of residential properties within the Calgary area. The property manager is a very professional and friendly woman named Amy (as can be found on their website), with whom we've had virtually all our interactions with the company/landlord relationship.
The property was in excellent shape when we moved in, having been freshly lightly renovated, and the small number of maintenance/major appliance issues we've had since then have been resolved in both a swift and absolutely exceptional manner, with the property manager employing a number of very professional contractors to fix or replacement the affected issues quickly and without either complaint or an increase in the rent. Again, anyone that rents will be recognizing as they read this just how exceptional this makes them, as landlords go.
At the same time, they have been as minimally intrusive as can be expected, and the bi-annual inspections (during which time they also replace furnace filters for free and are receptive to any non-emergency maintenance issues the tenant may have to voice to them) have been carried out in a friendly and non-invasive manner.
All told, this has been, hands-down, the most positive and fulfilling landlord/tenant relationship either I or my mother have ever experienced, and, based upon said experience, I would highly recommend Savard Properties as a landlord for any other renters in the Calgary area.