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BRAND-NEW RENTAL HOMES WITH LUXURY-CONDO AMENITIES

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BRAND-NEW RENTAL HOMES WITH LUXURY-CONDO AMENITIES

Taking shape in North Vancouver’s desirable Central Lonsdale is a much-needed new development – a dual-tower, purpose-built rental complex named The Royals. Created by award-winning Chard Development, The Royals comprises a renovated 16-storey tower that has been taken down to its shell and rebuilt with modern renters in mind, along with a brand-new 23-storey tower offering incredible amenities. Byron Chard, president and CEO of Chard Development, says the addition of a new tower on the same...

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PROPERTIES, PROPERTY MANAGERS MUST ADAPT TO RENTER NEEDS, CHANGES

Posted in Industry Trends, Interior Building, Newsworthy, Payments Processing, Technology

PROPERTIES, PROPERTY MANAGERS MUST ADAPT TO RENTER NEEDS, CHANGES

Renters are changing, and the properties and property managers of the future are going to have to be increasingly flexible to adapt to evolving renter needs, says Buildium in its 2020 Renters’ Report. Property managers are already starting to see the trends: They must adapt to more roommates, different household types, pets, and other changes that focus on renter needs. Also, higher-income renters who are professionals have become more common, along with seniors. Less about granite...

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DEVIMCO TAKES AN IMPORTANT STEP IN COMPLETING A REVOLUTIONARY $500-MILLION PROJECT TAILORED TO TELEWORKING

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DEVIMCO TAKES AN IMPORTANT STEP IN COMPLETING A REVOLUTIONARY $500-MILLION PROJECT TAILORED TO TELEWORKING

Devimco Immobilier applauds the imminent signing of a memorandum of understanding with the City of Longueuil that will pave the way for the development of a major and avant-garde multifunctional real estate project in the area of the city’s downtown core and Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke métro station. The agreement must first be approved by Longueuil City Council on May 26. Valued at nearly $500 million, this transit-oriented development (TOD) project, with a total area of 1.2...

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APARTMENT CLEANING NOW A BIGGER SAFETY FACTOR FOR LANDLORDS, PROPERTY MANAGERS

Posted in Coronavirus, Health & Safety, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Janitorial, Maintenance, Newsworthy

APARTMENT CLEANING NOW A BIGGER SAFETY FACTOR FOR LANDLORDS, PROPERTY MANAGERS

Property managers aren’t going to risk guessing how and when to clean their apartment buildings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, they’re heeding and keeping an eye on guidelines from public health officials. Cleaning and more precisely keeping apartments and buildings safe have taken on a new meaning since the words coronavirus and COVID-19 became part of our daily language. Rentals.ca spoke with a few property managers and a cleaning company to see how the new pandemic is changing their...

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Half of $500K Sudbury social housing writeoffs due to damaged units

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Communications, Finance, Fire Safety, Health & Safety, Housing, Industry Trends, Insurance, Interior Building, Legal, Legislation, Maintenance, Newsworthy, Real Estate Law, Tenancy Law

Half of $500K Sudbury social housing writeoffs due to damaged units

Crisis at Landlord/Tenant Board makes complicated eviction process harder, council told. Evicting tenants who damage their social housing units or don’t pay their rent is a complicated process made much harder by problems at the Landlord/Tenant Board, city council heard this week. Barbara Dubois, the city’s director of housing operations, outlined the process Tuesday for addressing issues with problematic clients of Greater Sudbury Housing Corp. The city has 1,848 housing units,...

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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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RHBTV – WATCH INDIVIDUAL SEGMENTS NOW.

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, CMHC, Communications, Development, Employment, Events, Exterior Building, Finance, Fire Safety, Housing, Industry Trends, Insurance, Interior Building, Legal, Legislation, Marketing, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Real Estate Law, Rent Control, Restoration, Tax Law, Technology, Tenancy Law, Utility Management

RHBTV – WATCH INDIVIDUAL SEGMENTS NOW.

RHB TV is Canada’s first digital news broadcast for the RENTAL HOUSING INDUSTRY! Each episode covers a variety of topics affecting the multi-residential market, such as market insights and trends, legal, finance, development and acquisitions, CMHC data and reports, energy efficiency, capital expenditures and more.  Here is a segment-by-segment breakdown of the premiere episode. Visit the corresponding links to watch each segment NOW! NEWSDESK Bill 108 is making national headlines. Learn more...

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RHB TV is now live!

Posted in Appraisal, Bylaws / Regulations, CMHC, Communications, Development, Employment, Events, Finance, Housing, HVAC / Mechanical, Industry Trends, Insurance, Interior Building, Laundry, Legal, Legislation, Maintenance, Marketing, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Real Estate Law, Rent Control, Tax Law, Technology, Tenancy Law, Utility Management

RHB TV is now live!

RHB TV is the first and only news broadcast for the RENTAL HOUSING INDUSTRY. For the past 18-months, the RHB team has been hard at work developing and producing a show specific to our industry. RHB TV is a one-of-a-kind media platform, that covers industry news, market data and emerging trends. EPISODE 1 is now live! Watch it at www.rhbtv.ca

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Positive Developments for Housing Providers on Reasonable Accommodation

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Positive Developments for Housing Providers on Reasonable Accommodation

Two recent decisions of the Human Rights Tribunal are instructive for those in property management with respect to the duty to accommodate.  Both cases involved physical modifications to residential complexes and include insight into: the procedural duty to accommodate; the substantive duty to accommodate; and, what is reasonable accommodation. In Polito v. Briarlane, the tenant requested accessible access to the residential complex by way of an automatic door opener on the front doors.  The...

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Canada’s First Accessibility Bill Could Become Law Next Month: Minister

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Canada’s First Accessibility Bill Could Become Law Next Month: Minister

The federal government will heed the calls of Canada’s disabled community and amend the country’s first piece of national accessibility legislation to include some of the changes they sought, the minister spearheading the effort said Thursday. Accessibility Minister Carla Qualtrough said the government will be adopting all the amendments the Senate introduced to Bill C-81, also known as the Accessible Canada Act, when it comes back before the House next week. Earlier this month, the upper...

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