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The Globe And Mail
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She was eight months behind on her rent. Instead of kicking her out, the landlord issued a challenge

Back in 2013, Kiana “Rookz” Eastmond, then 24, had perfected the art of “dodging” her landlord. “I’d see his car and I’d be, like, ‘Nobody move!’” recalls the owner of sound recording facility, Sandbox Studios.

At the time, she was leasing a 400-square-foot sound studio in Toronto’s Cabbagetown and she owed her landlord mon....

CBC News
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Hamilton man charged with setting fire to house where he rented an apartment unit

A Hamilton man has been charged with arson following a fire at a lower city house Saturday.

A 45-year-old man who lived at the home, which contains several apartments, has been charged with setting fire to it, police say.

Emergency crews were called to the blaze at 70 Victoria Ave. S around 11:38 p.m.

Staff Sgt. Steve Hahn of Hamilton Poli....

Global News
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Long vacant Vernon Woolworths’ building getting new tenant

Services Canada has leased one the units in the former Woolworths’ building on Vernon’s main street.

The former retail space at the corner of 30 Avenue and 33 Street has stood empty for years, but the intention now is to subdivide the space and find six tenants to move in.

READ MORE: Okanagan rental home trashed beyond belief: ‘It’s j....

The Spec
Posted: 2 days ago
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City wants to know what Hamiltonians think of short-term rentals

For Alysha Main, Airbnb makes sense.

The self-employed mom says the income from renting out an apartment in her Hamilton duplex allows her stay home with her toddler.

"It also gives me the flexibility to use the space for family and friends visiting from out of town," Main says.

Her apartment near Gage Park and Tim Hortons Field goes for $....

CBC News
Posted: 4 days ago
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Calgary landlord refuses to pay locksmith after price nearly triples, no invoice provided

A Calgary landlord says she's refusing to pay a local locksmith until they send her an invoice after they asked her to pay almost triple the quoted price.

Mariya Savchyshyn owns a condo in Calgary and rents it out. She said her tenants asked her to replace their lock, and a Google search listed Locksmith Calgary at the top.

"It's a basic lock....

CBC News
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Landlord jacks rent for Halifax apartment riddled with mould

A Halifax woman battling a persistent mould issue in her apartment says she is frustrated her landlord has repeatedly ignored the problem — and even raised her rent after she complained.

Karlee Kedy says she tried cleaning the mould throughout her windows, floors and bathroom after she moved last year into the ground-floor unit of the apartmen....

Now toronto
Posted: 5 days ago
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Musicians across Ontario team up for tenants’ rights

When Rosina Kazi co-opened the DIY venue Unit 2 on Sterling Road nearly a decade ago, the area was a hub for artists who could find affordable live-work studios in its post-industrial warehouses. In addition to hosting concerts and events, Unit 2 is where Kazi lives with her partner and bandmate, Nicholas Murray, and is the rehearsal space for her ....

CBC News
Posted: 6 days ago
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Strata tries to pin $15K security camera bill on landlord — after catching tenant doing nothing

A Chilliwack, B.C., strata that hired its own security company to try to catch a tenant breaking the law has lost its battle to have that extra security paid for.

One of the main reasons it lost? The cameras didn't catch the tenant doing anything illegal.

The Windsor Pines complex strata went to the Civil Resolution Tribunal this year, asking....

Montreal Gazette
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Verdun tenants forced to move out to allow for major renovations

It was the second building owned by the same investors that was evacuated in October for health or safety reasons.

But as the new owners continue their makeover of “Le Rielle”, now unencumbered by tenants, housing rights activists are taking a closer look at how the landlords convinced the tenants to leave — and whether the city played int....

CTV News
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New report predicts Victoria's rental vacancy rate will rise to 1% this year

For the first time in four years, Victoria's vacancy rate is expected to reach a single digit.

A new report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation forecasts the red-hot rental market in B.C.'s capital will move from 0.7 per cent to 1 per cent this year.

When the region's vacancy rate started to fall from 1.5 per cent in 2014, it pus....