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MORE ISSUES WITH NATIONWIDE EVICTION FREEZE

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Coronavirus, Housing, Newsworthy, Tenancy Law

MORE ISSUES WITH NATIONWIDE EVICTION FREEZE

‘They get to live for free’: Sask. landlords want changes to province’s freeze on evictions during COVID-19 A Saskatchewan landlord says she can’t evict a tenant she claims owes her nearly $6,000 in late rent after the province placed a moratorium on evictions during the pandemic. Mary Anne Donald rents a single-family home north of Moosoomin, Sask. to a family. She told CTV her tenants have been behind on rent since November 2019, and while Donald said partial payments have been made,...

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RHB TV – INTERVIEW WITH PETER ALTOBELLI OF YARDI CANADA AND PROVINCIAL REOPENING PLANS

Posted in Coronavirus, Industry Trends, Media Releases, Newsworthy, Technology

RHB TV – INTERVIEW WITH PETER ALTOBELLI OF YARDI CANADA AND PROVINCIAL REOPENING PLANS

An interview with Peter Altobelli of Yardi Canada on technology, post COVID-19. We also cross Canada to cover provincial reopening plans. Watch Now

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YUKON GOVERNMENT ROLLS OUT RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAM

Posted in Affordable Housing, Coronavirus, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy, Rental Rates

YUKON GOVERNMENT ROLLS OUT RENT SUBSIDY PROGRAM

The Yukon government is offering financial help to people who are having trouble paying rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the program, the government will cover up to half of rent for people in market housing. The amount of monthly assistance varies, from $415 for a bachelor apartment to $800 month for a three-bedroom. To qualify, residents must have lost 30 per cent of their income as a result of COVID-19 and must have applied for other sources of government aid. “Members of our...

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COVID-19 AFFECTING RENTAL MARKET AS RENTS DECLINE IN MOST MAJOR CANADIAN CITIES

Posted in Coronavirus, Industry Trends, Newsworthy, Rental Rates, Vacancy Rates

COVID-19 AFFECTING RENTAL MARKET AS RENTS DECLINE IN MOST MAJOR CANADIAN CITIES

Average monthly rents were down in April over March in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa, according to the monthly National Rent Report from Rentals.ca and Bullpen Research & Consulting. Also, rental apartments and condo apartments listed on Rentals.ca were down 3.2 per cent and 4.6 per cent respectively month over month, even though average rents in Canada were unchanged in April over March at $1,842. But the coronavirus pandemic is starting to have an effect on the rental market....

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ONTARIO REACHES FIRST STAGE OF RESTARTING ECONOMY. HERE’S A LIST OF BUSINESSES ALLOWED TO REOPEN

Posted in Coronavirus, Employment, Finance, Health & Safety, Industry Trends, Media Releases, Newsworthy

ONTARIO REACHES FIRST STAGE OF RESTARTING ECONOMY. HERE’S A LIST OF BUSINESSES ALLOWED TO REOPEN

A slew of businesses in Ontario—including some retail stores, recreation and sport facilities, and professional workplaces—reopened on Tuesday after a months-long shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced his intention to move forward with his plan to jumpstart the economy, which has largely been in lockdown since he declared a state of emergency in mid-March. The province entered the first stage of the “restart phase” of reopening, as outlined in...

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PARCEL MANAGEMENT IN CANADIAN MULTI-RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

Posted in Coronavirus, Health & Safety, Industry Trends, New Products, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Security

PARCEL MANAGEMENT IN CANADIAN MULTI-RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

The Lay of the Land: A Solution to the Problem with Canadian Parcel Delivery Management in Apartments and Condominiums  Canada is witnessing an explosion in the number of deliveries to residents in multi-residential buildings. This growth is due to e-commerce (online) purchases and now COVID-19 have pushed some parcel delivery companies to see a 30% surge in volumes in March 2020. While the success of e-commerce has its advantages, problems are arising due to the sheer amount of parcel...

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ONTARIO LANDLORDS, BUSINESSES DON’T HAVE TO DISCLOSE COVID-19 CASES. BUT SHOULD THEY??

Posted in Coronavirus, Health & Safety, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

ONTARIO LANDLORDS, BUSINESSES DON’T HAVE TO DISCLOSE COVID-19 CASES. BUT SHOULD THEY??

The province says no one has to tell anyone else if they get COVID-19. The same goes for businesses or landlords, should employees or tenants get sick. But should you tell? Some businesses have decided they should and have gone public with cases. Sobeys and Metro grocery stores keep a running list of locations with confirmed cases. Chains around Ontario like Petro Canada, the LCBO and McDonalds have all had employees get the virus — and acknowledged specific cases to media. Annette Food...

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HOW WILL PANDEMIC RESHAPE THE RENTAL MARKET?

Posted in Affordable Housing, Coronavirus, Housing, Industry Trends, Newsworthy, Rental Rates, Vacancy Rates

HOW WILL PANDEMIC RESHAPE THE RENTAL MARKET?

How long has it been since we began hearing these words every day: COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic? How long before we try to forget them? Who knows — could be awhile. Politicians, epidemiologists and public health experts are scrambling to keep up with the runaway virus trying desperately to flatten the curve. At the same time, government officials are offering billions of dollars to reboot the economy and holding routine press conferences to reassure us that all will be well again...

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YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO PREPARING FOR A RETURN TO YOUR OFFICES

Posted in Coronavirus, Employment, Health & Safety, Industry Trends, Newsworthy, Professional Services

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO PREPARING FOR A RETURN TO YOUR OFFICES

Business continuity plans should consider four main areas while preparing for the P&C industry workforce to return to work in an office setting, KPMG told Canadian Underwriter in an interview Friday. These four areas include: Identifying the people responsible for planning the return to work Taking into account employees’ physical and mental health Readying the workplace facilities for social distancing Developing a COVID-19 infection or contagion response plan. Where we are at now...

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WILL CO-LIVING SURVIVE THROUGH A PANDEMIC?

Posted in Coronavirus, Health & Safety, Housing, Industry Trends

WILL CO-LIVING SURVIVE THROUGH A PANDEMIC?

Before the coronavirus hit, co-living projects were attracting more and more investor money. Now, as public officials continue to encourage social distancing, questions are rising about whether residents in co-living buildings can even follow these guidelines, as they share communal spaces and sometimes even bedrooms. NREI spoke with Gregg Christiansen, president of Ollie, a co-living operator, about the state of the co-living industry and how the sector has been responding to the pandemic....

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