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CFAA AWARDS PROGRAM IS STILL ON

Posted in Association News, Coronavirus, Events

CFAA AWARDS PROGRAM IS STILL ON

As the CFAA Awards Program is conducted completely online, it will continue for 2020, despite COVID-19 concerns. However, we understand that many people are working from home, and may not have access to all the files they need to complete their applications. As a result, we are extending the deadline for applications to Monday, May 4. Additionally, as a precautionary measure due to COVID-19, this year’s Rental Housing Awards WILL NOT include an Awards Dinner. Winners will still be...

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CFAA-RHC 2020 WILL NOT TAKE PLACE LIVE FROM JUNE 8 TO 10, 2020

Posted in Association News, Coronavirus, Events, Newsworthy

CFAA-RHC 2020 WILL NOT TAKE PLACE LIVE FROM JUNE 8 TO 10, 2020

Due to concerns over the COVID-19 situation, and in the best interest of our staff and attendees, CFAA has decided to cancel CFAA-RHC 2020 in Halifax from June 8 to 10, 2020. CFAA is looking into alternate options, such as on-line content and webinars, that would still allow us to bring you the valuable information from our education sessions, speakers and sponsors. Stay tuned for further updates! We expect that CFAA-RHC 2021 will take place in person and will follow the usual format. More...

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CANADA’S COVID-19 ECONOMIC RESPONSE – WHAT’S IN IT FOR LANDLORDS?

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Coronavirus, Finance, Health & Safety

CANADA’S COVID-19 ECONOMIC RESPONSE – WHAT’S IN IT FOR LANDLORDS?

The Government of Canada is taking action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses. Along with other action, the Government is taking these steps which are relevant to many tenants and the rental housing providers who provide their homes. Temporary Income Support for Workers and Parents directly affected Waiving the one-week waiting period...

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Landlords association ‘fears anarchy’

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Communications, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Legislation

Landlords association ‘fears anarchy’

People are ‘losing their properties’ because of Landlord and Tenant Board hearing delays. North Bay and area landlords are “losing and at risk of losing their properties,” Tricia Marshall claims. The problem is it takes more than six months to get a hearing with the Landlord and Tenant Board, says Marshall, a member of the Affordable Housing Providers of Ontario and the Near North Landlords Association. The number of adjudicators has dwindled to 24 for all of Ontario, while some...

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New Toronto law means apartment buildings will be given colour-coded ratings, similar to restaurants

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Communications, Exterior Building, Finance, Fire Safety, Health & Safety, Housing, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Legislation, Maintenance, Newsworthy, Pest Control, Suite Renovations

New Toronto law means apartment buildings will be given colour-coded ratings, similar to restaurants

Landlords in Toronto will have to pay a fee to the city if they fail to provide for tenants in the event the buildings they live in are evacuated due to fire, flood or other service disruptions — part of a suite of changes adopted by city council Wednesday strengthening tenant rights. Landlords will also have to post a colour-coded sign in a prominent location, displaying a rating from the city, similar to what restaurants currently have to do under DineSafe. The move comes as the city...

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MARKET SPOTLIGHT: VANCOUVER

Posted in Appraisal, Bylaws / Regulations, CMHC, Communications, Development, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

MARKET SPOTLIGHT: VANCOUVER

Here are a number of stories surrounding Vancouver’s rental housing market. Suburbs and beyond lure Vancouver’s rental property investors Vancouver landlords are looking to suburban markets and deeper into the boondocks to capture higher yields and escape the spiralling cost of buying and owning big-city apartment buildings. [Read Now] Vancouver rental completions down 30 per cent from last year: report After years of a chronically low rental vacancy rate, Vancouver lags far behind its...

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New Federal Cabinet Ministers important to rental housing issue

Posted in Appointments, Bylaws / Regulations, CMHC, Communications, Development, Employment, Finance, Health & Safety, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

New Federal Cabinet Ministers important to rental housing issue

On November 20, Prime Minister Trudeau introduced his new cabinet. This sets out some background on the five Ministers who are of particular relevance for Canada’s rental housing providers. Minister of Finance – Bill Morneau Bill Morneau is returning as the Minister of Finance. He has been the Minister and the M.P. for Toronto Centre since 2015. Over the past term, Minister Morneau has overseen an increase in the income tax rate on the top bracket, changes in the taxation of small businesses,...

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Election Platform Information

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, CMHC, Communications, Development, Employment, Finance, Housing, Legislation, Newsworthy, Tax Law, Utility Management

Election Platform Information

The Liberals, NDP and the Green Party have released their platforms. The information below is based on those platforms, and on the Conservatives’ platform plank releases and past actions while in power. More promises may be made by the Conservatives when they release their election platform. Updates will be posted on the CFAA website as more promises are released. TAXATION The Liberals promise to make a small tax reduction with a focus on people who earn less than $47,000 per year, and nothing...

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REIC Member Cheryl Gray, CPM® Named 2020 IREM President

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

REIC Member Cheryl Gray, CPM® Named 2020 IREM President

 The Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC) celebrates the installation of Cheryl Ann Gray, CPM® as 2020 IREM President. Cheryl, who is the first Canadian and first non-U.S. individual to become IREM President, was inaugurated during the 2019 IREM Global Summit in San Francisco last week. “This is exciting news for Canadian property and asset managers as well as members of the Institute, as we see dedicated professionals in our community recognized on a global scale,” says REIC CEO Stephen...

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FRPO Housing Tour

Posted in Appraisal, Communications, Development, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

FRPO Housing Tour

This year’s annual US Housing Tour will take place in Washington, DC this October. This unique educational experience will provide our attendees with a networking opportunity on the evening of October 2nd at ChurchKey followed by a full day property tour in the metro Washington area. Representatives from the National Apartment Association as well as the local chapter; (AOBA) Apartment & Office Building Association of Metropolitan Washington will be in attendance. The bus tour will include...

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