Tenant Relations

vaccination policies

Building well-rounded vaccination policies

A smart risk management strategy includes two distinct vaccination policies to seperately address employees and tenant use of non-essential amenities.
Residential Tenancies Act

Amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act

Updates to the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) are coming September 1, 2021, and Ontario landlords are advised to take note.
GTA recovery

GTA rental market recovery underway

A new report from Urbanation confirms that GTA rental market recovery began in earnest during the second quarter of 2021.
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Health, wellness and the internet

The need for strong internet connection that facilitates all aspects of a tenant’s life—working, learning, exercising, socializing—is here to stay.
GTA rental rates

GTA rental rates show signs of levelling out   

The rapidly declining GTA rental rates observed in 2020 and early 2021 appear to be levelling out, according to new data from Bullpen Research & Consulting and Rentals.ca.
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Weathering the 3rd wave of COVID-19

As COVID-19 variants surge throughout the country, what do the latest lockdown measures mean for residential landlords?
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Evicting tenants during a pandemic

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the nation, the dispute over whether evicting tenants is ethical has reached fever pitch.
Canada's apartment market

A hopeful outlook for Canada’s rental market

As the average rent in Canada hit a record low of 9.1 % from a year ago, analysts share a hopeful outlook for Canada's rental market in 2021 and beyond.
Temporary Rental Assistance

Tenant screening in the age of COVID

As COVID-19 continues to threaten Canadians, it is crucial that landlords have the right tenant screening systems in place to attract the ideal resident.
parcel deliveries

Parcel deliveries create more woes for landlords

With many regions in the throes of a second lockdown and the holiday season well underway, landlords must have a sound policy on parcel deliveries.
Class A apartments

Class A apartments hit hardest by pandemic

Although multi-residential housing is fairing better than other asset types, Class A apartments are feeling the strain of the pandemic. What will the road to recovery look like?
Toronto vacancy rate

Downtown Toronto’s startling rise in vacancies

New data from Urbanation shows a sharp rise in vacancies in downtown Toronto's purpose-built apartments from 0.7 per cent in Q3-2019 to nearly 3 per cent today.
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Ontario tables 2021 rent freeze legislation

With Ontario's Bill 204 now tabled, paralegal Paul Cappa sheds light on what the unprecedented rent freeze means for the province's smaller landlords.
15-minute city

 ‘15-minute city’ making a comeback

As urban planners re-evaluate the way our cities were designed through the lens of today’s health and wellness needs, the concept of 'the 15-minute city' is making a comeback.
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Ontario announces plan to freeze rents

Rental housing sector responds to Ontario's announcement that it intends to freeze rents in 2021, a move that has blindsided the industry.
rental demand

Rental demand in Canada’s major urban centres

Measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 and protect Canadians’ health are contributing to a significant interruption in rental demand.
multi-residential building design

COVID-19’s impact on multi-res building design

Jonathan King, principal at the architectural firm BNKC, discusses the future of multi-residential building design in the aftermath of COVID-19.