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Landlord licencing slated to come to McMaster community
Landlord licencing slated to come to McMaster community

Landlord licensing for rental housing may be coming for students in the near future. If approved by Hamilton city council, a two-year pilot project in wards one and eight will subject landlords to a $200 annual fee and city inspections for their rental units.

In September 2018, the rental housing sub-committee voted in favour of pursuing a renta....

Calgary Herald
‘A great relief’: Landlord responds to story, accommodates senior and beloved pet
‘A great relief’: Landlord responds to story, accommodates senior and beloved pet

An 84-year-old who was struggling to find an affordable home for him and his dog will have a new place to live at the end of January.

Stan Parsons was searching for a unit to rent in his community of Crescent Heights after he was told his current lease was not being renewed. But everywhere he turned, he found policies banning all pets or dogs th....

Global News
Is too much of your wealth tied up in the housing market?
Is too much of your wealth tied up in the housing market?

Canadians looking with increasing concern at a wobbly housing market received plenty to feed their anxieties this week. On Tuesday, the Canadian Real Estate Association released nationwide data on housing sales and prices for December — and the numbers were downright ugly.

The volume of homes sold in 2018 was down 11 per cent compared to 2017.....

Net News Ledger
Make Sure Your Smoke Alarm is in Working Condition
Make Sure Your Smoke Alarm is in Working Condition

THUNDER BAY – NEWS – A McBain Street landlord has been ticketed for failing to maintain a smoke alarm in operating condition. The ticket carries a fine of $360.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue responded to a structural fire at the residence shortly after 4 am on January 13. The fire was confined to the kitchen of the home and was quickly extinguishe....

Queens Journal
Lower vacancy rates, longer commutes ahead for students
Lower vacancy rates, longer commutes ahead for students

Queen’s students may move further away from campus the next time they go hunting for a rental property.

Kingston’s low vacancy rate—just 0.6 per cent according to the Canadian Housing and Mortgage Corporation—can make affordable rental properties scarce in the University District, partly leading to some action on the municipal level.

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The Spec
Landlord applications for above-guideline rental hikes in Hamilton soaring
Landlord applications for above-guideline rental hikes in Hamilton soaring

A letter tucked into the mailbox of Lisa Dolan's townhouse unit on the west Mountain relayed the news.

Her landlord had applied to increase her rent by $75.73 to $1,653.63 a month starting in March.

That's a hike of 4.8 per cent — which eclipses Ontario's annual cap of 1.8 per cent by three per cent — but is still permitted with the conse....

CBC News
Manitoba Housing tenants feeling trapped after more than a week without working elevator
Manitoba Housing tenants feeling trapped after more than a week without working elevator

Residents in a Manitoba Housing building on Princess Street say they're trapped without a working elevator — and their requests for information are being ignored.

The building, at Princess Street and Higgins Avenue, has six floors and 58 bedroom units, but only one elevator.

Residents say it hasn't been working for 10 days, meaning anyone w....

The Whig
GOLDSTEIN: Time to evict violent criminals from TCHC units
GOLDSTEIN: Time to evict violent criminals from TCHC units

It’s hard to imagine a political decision that would be more on brand for Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservative government than to make it easier to permanently evict violent criminals from Toronto Community Housing Corp. units.

With the city’s first murder of the new year, a stabbing, in a TCHC apartment building Saturday n....

Ganjapreneur
Quebec Landlords Have Until Jan. 15 to Ban Cannabis in Rentals
Quebec Landlords Have Until Jan. 15 to Ban Cannabis in Rentals

Landlords in Quebec, Canada have until January 15 to notify tenants if they intend to ban cannabis smoking, The Montreal Gazette reports.

Quebec and Quebec’s largest city, Montreal, have some of the strictest cannabis laws in Canada. Not only has the province considered raising the legal consumption age to 21 — which would be the highest age....

CBC News
How this 16-year-old became a landlord in a red-hot market
How this 16-year-old became a landlord in a red-hot market

Tyson George is currently browsing London, Ont.'s housing market for his third rental property.

The 16-year-old made a down payment on his first townhouse in December 2017 and months later in June he invested in another home.

He was able to afford his properties — each more than $110,000 — mainly through buying, refurbishing and reselling....