The Dark Side of Residentiaal Landlording - book cover

This book expands on the content of the first first book and course for Property Investment Investors, Property Managers and Realtors
in Ontario, Canada

About This Book


The Dark Side of Residential Landlording is a no-nonsense, in-the-trenches, irreverent, occasionally contemptuous, sometimes funny, decade-long deeply-researched, mostly firsthand  account of the exploitation, perils, pain, trials, tribulations, maltreatment, uncommon risks of, and sometimes deliberate abuses against, residential landlords everywhere. You’ll learn who the culprits are and the remedies and safeguards you can employ to protect yourself against them.  


Who'll Benefit From This Book


This book is an invaluable guide for existing landlords, would-be and first-time investors, realtors unfamiliar with residential investment properties, and aspiring property managers considering a career in managing residential rental investment properties.  


In this ground-breaking exposé you’ll discover …


• Over 250 true tales; some stranger than fiction  

• Suggestions and remedies to many potential risks  

• Over 225 footnotes and citations documenting extensive research to support each case and opinion  

• If you don’t know the law you will almost certainly become a victim of it  

• Things you never knew you should know  

• Paradoxes of rent control and affordable housing    


Table of Contents and Table of Diagrams


Sample Chapters



  The Dark Side of Residential Landlording book table of contents

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  Where to Buy this Book 


Print Version: CA $34.95


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Note: A digital version (e-book) is not currently available.



Realtors can also purchase the book from the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) Realtor Store

1400 Don Mills Road (Don Mills & York Mills)

Toronto, Ontario, M3B 3N1

(416) 443-8122

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  Also from the same author:

  • "I REALLY enjoyed your "Dark Side of Landlording" book. It was really good. A bunch of nuggets in there I plan to implement. You put a TON of work into it. Thank you."  -- Craig Watson, Property Owner, GTA, ON (April 21, 2020)


  • "I know I speak for many others in our class: we wholeheartedly thank you for your generosity in sharing your wealth of knowledge.  Job well done ... not to mention ... your Landlording book is excellent.  Thank you for the great experience." -- Irene Kay, Realtor & Property Owner, Oshawa, ON (May 25, 2017)

  • "I want to say that [your] 'Landlording in Ontario' [book] has been a bible to me. From quick reference situations to more in depth reading, I feel more confident adopting your experiences and tips."  -- Tim Weatherley, Property Owner, GTA, ON (August 04, 2018)


      • "Your book is amazing -- [it] should be on [the] New York Times Best Seller List." -- Steph Afonso, Realtor, Toronto, ON (December 15, 2017) 


  • "I purchased your book and currently I am reading these days your book. I find it very interesting with lots and lots of useful info. Thank you so much for your useful tips and info." -- Haripal (Hary) Pannu, Real Estate Broker, Mississauga, ON (May 23, 2017)


  • "Chris’s book 'Landlording in Ontario' has become my bible for multi-family real estate investing.  Chris’s course and book provided the knowledge to help me make an informed decision and the confidence to proceed down the multi-family investing path.  Before then, I didn’t even know, what I didn’t know!  Thank you Chris!" -- Paul Vella, Multiresidential Property Investor, Toronto, ON (May 25, 2017) 


  • "I ordered your book Landlording In Ontario. Great read!  Keep up the good work Chris! !" -- JohnSiarkas, Real Estate Broker, Richmond Hill, ON (August 23, 2017)


  • "... As a realtor, I feel very confident to apply your information personally and to help my clients with any of their investment opportunities and tenant dealings. Overall I was really dialed in for every class and really learned a great deal. I look forward to reading your book which will give me much more details then the 38 hours of class time. Chris I would definitely recommned anybody considering to be a landlord to take your course. " -- Marco Cecatini, Realtor & Property Owner, Toronto, ON (December 28, 2017).


  • "Your article about ROI was the best I have ever read. You got it! Many investors fail to see the entire picture. As an investor/private lender/builder, I look at all aspects of the property. I especially look at the area. If it is on the outskirts of a build-up area. Sometimes you have to take a lower rent until the area builds up and the population increases. Anyway, well done. " -- Fred Rankel, Real Estate Investor, Toronto, ON (March 09, 2018) 


  • "I heard [your] podcast [see] in the car on my way home  ... Great job with the interview!  ... Thanks for ... the great contribution that you have made to the landlording community in Ontario with your book."  -- Mike Zachaczewski , Property Manager, Etobicoke, ON (February 07, 2018).


  • "I just wanted to send you a quick "thank you" for the first useful ... article in REM [Real Estate Magazine] to literally nip the "Cannabis Legalization Issue" in the bud! There have been other articles that have skirted the issue, but you've been the first to combine it's legalization with the LTA and renters ... I appreciate the time you took to share your opinion in REM.  Your article truly is a fantastic one." -- Craig Watson, Property Owner, Burlington, ON (September 10, 2018).



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Christopher (Chris) Seepe, Broker of Record, Aztech Realty Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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About Chris Seepe


Commercial real estate broker of record specializing in multi-residential and retail investment properties


Owner and hands-on operator of seven multi-residential investment properties (totaling 81 units) ... and growing


8th year as president of the Landlords Association of Durham


Well-published in several national real estate print magazines with many articles on investment and ‘landlording’ topics, plus two TV interviews


Regular guest speaker and panel member for real estate-related events


35+ years in I.T. marketing before entering real estate. Built software publishing company from $16,000 investment to $10 million sales in six years, resulting in Initial Public Offering and winning the Canadian Government’s 1996 Canada Export Award




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