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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....

CBC News
How 'demand shock' is making some London families house poor
How 'demand shock' is making some London families house poor

A new report suggests that despite appearances, some families are secretly struggling to pay their mortgage or rent, with nearly one in six London families considered to be house poor.

The report, compiled by the City of London using data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), paints an unsettling picture when it comes to hous....

Insauga
Here’s How Much Rental Rates Will Spike in Mississauga in 2019
Here’s How Much Rental Rates Will Spike in Mississauga in 2019

While sky-high house prices have dominated headlines for years (and especially during the spike in 2017), the worrying state of the rental market has not gone unnoticed.

And while all levels of government are working to create more affordable rental housing (the province is looking to use more land for housing and the City of Mississauga has alr....

CBC News
After fire made it a safety risk, Grand Falls-Windsor landmark set to be torn down
After fire made it a safety risk, Grand Falls-Windsor landmark set to be torn down

A Grand Falls-Windsor landmark has been declared a safety risk and will be torn down — throwing another wrench into the plans of the foundation looking to preserve its neighbouring property.

The Mill Manager's House, located next to the historic Grand Falls House, caught fire in July. The Department of Transportation and Works said in a statem....

Global News
Calgary homeowners on the hook for damages after tenant allegedly skips out
Calgary homeowners on the hook for damages after tenant allegedly skips out

Renting out their home while they relocated for work seemed like a good opportunity for Mike Brown and Damara Banks, but now it’s turned into a nightmare for the Calgary couple.

They’ve found themselves on the hook for about $20,000 in damages after they say their tenant skipped out on them.

The tenant had been living in their Calgary hom....