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Yet another Government change to Rent Control Increase for 2019

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Yet another Government change to Rent Control Increase for 2019

The B.C. government is capping rent increases in the province at the rate of inflation, a move that will drastically cut the maximum annual rent hikes that had been allowed under the old formula. The province dropped the automatic two per cent increase in annual rental costs for renters around the province, starting next year. The increase will now be limited to the annual rate of inflation, which now stands at 2.5 per cent. This comes on the heels of recommendations from the Rental Housing...

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CFAA Rental Housing Conference – Executive Roundtable now set

Posted in Association News, Bylaws / Regulations, CMHC, Communications, Development, Employment, Events, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Legal, Legislation, Maintenance, Marketing, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Real Estate Law, Rent Control, Senior Housing, Student Housing, Tax Law, Technology, Tenancy Law

CFAA Rental Housing Conference – Executive Roundtable now set

Join CFAA and landlords from across Canada in Vancouver this May 14 to 16. Hear what other rental housing leaders think is The Future of the Rental Housing Industry. Find out how other companies are solving new problems and seizing opportunities. Early registration closes this week! Book by Thursday, March 29 to save! Read on, or visit www.CFAA-RHC.ca for more information or to register! Education Sessions Sessions include: Economic Update – by keynote speaker Benjamin Tal Deputy Chief...

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OEB Review of Submetering Industry

Posted in Appraisal, Association News, Bylaws / Regulations, Communications, Development, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy, Retrofit, Technology, Utility Management

OEB Review of Submetering Industry

In December 2017, the OEB was tasked by the Ministry of Energy to expand existing oversight and regulation of Ontario’s sub-metering industry, including rate regulation. The Sub-Metering Council of Ontario (SCO) is the voice of Ontario’s sub-metering industry and is made up of Ontario’s leading unit sub-metering providers.  The Council includes the following members: Carma, Enercare, Priority, Provident and Wyse. SCO’s position is, save and except for a few minor tweaks, the industry has been...

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WRAMA talks marijuana laws, standardized lease and Housing First Initiatives

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WRAMA talks marijuana laws, standardized lease and Housing First Initiatives

On March 14, 2018, WRAMA talks about Canada’s marijuana laws, Ontario’s standardized lease and Waterloo Region’s Housing First Initiatives. Kitchener, ON – The Waterloo Regional Apartment Management Association (WRAMA) welcomes two outstanding guest speakers to its meeting on March 14, 2018. John Dickie, President of the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations (CFAA), will offer a federal perspective on residential rental housing provision. He will include updates about the impact...

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Budget 2018 – Tax Changes for CCPCs

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Budget 2018 – Tax Changes for CCPCs

Budget 2018 introduced a better, less complicated approach to address the tax deferral advantage from accumulating surplus savings in a Canadian controlled private corporation (a “CCPC”). These new amendments abandon the complex suggestions made in the consultation paper released in July 2017, which included a “super-tax” of up to 73% on “second generation income.” The latest proposal will be better for most investors than the earlier proposals. The budget proposes two new measures applicable...

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B.C. Budget 2018 – Purpose-Built Rental Exempt from New School Tax

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B.C. Budget 2018 – Purpose-Built Rental Exempt from New School Tax

On Tuesday, February 20th, 2018, the Honourable Carole James, Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier for the Province of British Columbia tabled her NDP Government’s first budget since assuming power July 2017 (a budget update was presented in the legislature September 2017).  Since the BC NDP formed government with the support of the Green Party, there has been considerable pressure on the government to address the sever housing affordability crisis affecting so many people across the...

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FRPO STAFFING ANNOUNCEMENT

Posted in Appointments, Association News, Communications, Employment, Events, Newsworthy

FRPO STAFFING ANNOUNCEMENT

We would like to take this opportunity to announce the departure of Jim Murphy as President and CEO of the Federation of Rental Housing Providers and Paul Fogolin as Vice-President Government and Industry Relations.  We wish both of them all the best in their future endeavours. On behalf of our Board of Directors, we wish to thank you for your ongoing support of FRPO and the work we together do to improve the rental housing industry in Ontario.  Our strength is our membership and our continued...

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CFAA Awards Program now open!

Posted in Association News, Communications, Events, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

CFAA Awards Program now open!

CFAA is proud to announce that the 3rd annual CFAA national Rental Housing Awards Program is now open for applications! CFAA’s Awards Program has categories open to landlords, suppliers and associations operating in Canada’s rental housing industry. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 9, at midnight PDT. Awards presentation Winners will be announced at the CFAA Awards Dinner in Vancouver on May 15. Visit www.CFAA-RHC.ca to buy awards tickets, or to...

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Landlord Registry™

Posted in Association News, Communications, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

Landlord Registry™

To be successful in business, you should know the rules and regulations that govern your business and industry. As a landlord, you must do the same because you are operating a rental housing business. Understanding the rental housing industry’s regulations and best practices can help you to be a more effective landlord, avoid most tenant disputes and address common issues. This includes using the correct tenancy documents, conducting reference checks on prospective tenants, understanding your...

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NHC’s Open Letter to the Prime Minister

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NHC’s Open Letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, The renewed federal role in housing has been met with palpable enthusiasm across the country. The Government of Canada has recognized the urgent need for a national strategy, and the important role the federal government can play in housing policy. The National Housing Strategy is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to ensure every Canadian has a suitable, adequate and affordable place to call home. We applaud the federal government for having made housing a...

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