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5 major Canadian housing REITs launch ForAffordable.ca

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In the face of a federal government plan to re-examine the tax treatment of real estate investment . . .

8 per cent property tax increase recommended for HRM

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City staff are recommending an eight per cent increase for residential and commercial property taxes . . .

After a year, Berlin’s experiment with rent control is a failure

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“I worry about Berlin,” says Rolf Buch, a born and bred Rhinelander. The chief executive of Vonovia, . . .

Apartment tax assessments skyrocket as Halifax prepares to raise taxes

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Over the last eight years, the value of apartment tax assessments has jumped 66 per cent, more than . . .

Berlin’s Rent Control Effort: A One-Year Lookback

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Rent control, touted as a strategy to protect residents from rising house prices stemming from . . .

Better enforcement of tenant/landlord law needed from Nova Scotia government

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Laws that are supposed to protect property owners and tenants from abuse need better enforcement . . .

Bill 30 – Law Amendments

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Because there are some new members to this Committee and to the Legislature, before I speak to Bill . . .

Bill 62 – Law Amendments

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Remarks on Bill 62
Law Amendments Committee
November 1, 2021

City-wide effects of new housing supply: Evidence from moving chains

Studies

Housing affordability is a major issue in most cities throughout the world. A large body of economic . . .

Commentary: Nova Scotia already has a law to protest tenants when renovations occur

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What’s missing is enforcement and support for tenants
By Kevin Russell
Jacqueline Porter’s latest . . .

DAVID RAPSON: Rent control is not the answer

Editorials

Halifax is booming, which is a blessing and a curse. Even before the pandemic, population growth was . . .

Fear campaigns puts housing solutions at risk

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False claims from activists about the impact of Nova Scotia returning to a highly regulated, . . .

Finding housing solutions by working together

Editorials

When Nova Scotians talk about housing, the conversation can take on many different forms. With . . .

Five ideas to improve housing affordability & long-term tenancy

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Regardless of who wins the next election, Nova Scotia rental property owners are hoping for positive . . .

FP AD Media Release

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Nova Scotia investment property owners are speaking out against notices of unfair rental increases . . .

Halifax Regional Council slams the door on public input on $1.2 million landlord registry

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Despite Halifax Regional Municipality staff telling Mayor Mike Savage, “We haven’t spoken with . . .

Has The Rental Crisis Hit Rock Bottom?

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The Saturday Huddle is a weekly column that features opinion, analysis, and reflections on Huddle . . .

How luxury apartment buildings help low-income renters

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When affordable housing activists see “luxury” apartment buildings going up in gentrifying . . .

HRM Tax Hike November 2022

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Halifax Regional Municipality’s proposed 8% tax hike for its upcoming budget will make the city’s . . .

HRM Tax Release

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Halifax Regional Municipality’s proposal to increase residential and commercial property taxes by . . .

Increased Insurance Rates

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Nova Scotia investment rental property owners under attack from politicians and activist groups are . . .

Investment property owners aim to counter anti-landlord sentiment

Editorials

Halifax is booming, which is a blessing and a curse. Even before the pandemic, population growth was . . .

Investment property owners believe rent control is here to stay

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More than 90% of investment property owners don’t believe the government’s promise that the 2% rent . . .

IPOANS Fair Rent Ad

Studies

Fair Rent Ad by IPOANS

Is rent control making a comeback?

News Articles

The 1970s sparked some cultural trends that have since fallen out of favor, such as disco and . . .

KEVIN RUSSELL: Rent-control decree will drive out landlords — and tenants — in Nova Scotia

Editorials, Media Releases, News Articles

Many Nova Scotians who don’t own rental property might be asking themselves: why does it matter?

Landlord registry a $1 million gimmick that will worsen housing crisis

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Halifax Regional Municipality’s proposed landlord registry will do nothing to solve the housing . . .

Landlords looking for co-operation, not confrontation.

Editorials

We are now two months into facing the economic impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
More than . . .

Landlords Worry Rent Cap, Heating Costs Will Drive Mass Rental Unit Sell-Off

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The subject of home heating costs has ignited across Canada as winter creeps around the corner, and . . .

Legislature coming back with no solutions for housing

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Rental housing providers are worried that proposed solutions to the housing crisis will continue to . . .

Media Release NDP 08/09/21

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Gary Burrill and the NDP suggesting that investment property owners aren’t “real people” is . . .

Media Release Rent Control August 12

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NDP Leader Gary Burrill is not telling the truth about the impact of rent control across Canada, . . .

New Year, Same Problems for Rental Housing Providers As Costs Continue to Skyrocket

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The New Year continues to bring more of the same for Nova Scotia’s rental housing providers. Natural . . .

Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission

Affordable Housing Connections

The Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission is looking at the current state of affordable housing . . .

Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission

Affordable Housing Connections

The Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission is looking at the current state of affordable housing . . .

Nova Scotia rent cap continues to pound small rental housing providers

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New inflation numbers released today by Statistics Canada reflect the financial distress for
many of . . .

P.E.I. landlords’ group says 0% rent cap for 2023 will force some to sell units

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A bill to set rental increases for 2023 at zero per cent across the province passed in the P.E.I. . . .

Rent cap will expire this year, no extension, minister says

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New Brunswick is not extending the rent cap it brought in this year to protect tenants against . . .

Rent Control: Academic Research & Articles from Canada, the US & Abroad

Studies

Understanding BC’s History of Rent Control and Tax Policy to Improve Today’s Rental Housing . . .

Rent Control’s Winners and Losers

News Articles

Go to any booming urban center these days, whether in Boston or Washington or Atlanta, and one thing . . .

Rent Increase Misinformation

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Nova Scotia’s NDP continues to make things up in its misinformation campaign against more than 5,000 . . .

Rental Housing Affordability In Nova Scotia, Gardner Pinfold Consulting

Studies

Rental Housing Affordability In NS Gardner Pinfold Report

Rental housing providers continue to be ignored by Houston government

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Today’s cost of living announcement by Premier Tim Houston continues to ignore small rental housing . . .

Rental property sell-off puts affordable housing at risk

Affordable Housing Connections, Media Releases

Thousands of Nova Scotians could lose their rental homes as small landlords are preparing to sell . . .

Response to Rent Control Extendson

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Kevin Russell, Executive Director of Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia, issued . . .

Some cuts may be needed to lower Halifax tax increase

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Halifax councillors send budget back to staff with goal of 4% instead of 8% increase to the average . . .

Statement on Nova Scotia Election Result

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Kevin Russell, Executive Director of Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia, issued . . .

Supreme Court rules on property rights in win for land developers

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The Supreme Court of Canada has given developers and property owners a major victory, making it . . .

Swiss rent-control model actually drives up rents

Editorials

The Investment Property Owners of Nova Scotia (IPOANS) researched Switzerland’s rent-control regime. . . .

Switzerland is putting its housing crisis to a referendum

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Amid rising rental prices in urban areas, Swiss voters are being asked to decide on a proposal that . . .

Tenant worried about future as New Dawn sells affordable housing units in Sydney

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Meaghan Morrison is worried about the future of affordable housing in Sydney, N.S., after finding . . .

Tenants’ rights advocates, landlords speak out on decision to let rent caps expire

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An amendment to the Residential Tenancy Act would not extend the cap past the end of the year.

The Housing and Homelessness Partnership

Affordable Housing Connections

The Housing and Homelessness Partnership is a collaborative that engages the community at all . . .

The Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia

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Bill 62 – Interim Residential Rental Increase Cap Act: 5,400 multi-unit residential units and 3,600 . . .

The secret behind Halifax’s ability to build purpose-built rental housing at a record pace

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Since the early 1970s, purpose-built rental (PBR) housing construction has taken a backseat in . . .

Tough choices ahead: HRM council prepares to grapple with budget

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In his final appearance before council after announcing his resignation in the spring, Halifax’s . . .

Ursula Prossegger – Landlords shut out

Editorials

Last year, I wrote to The Chronicle Herald about the challenges landlords like me face.

We must pay . . .

What does economic evidence tell us about the effects of rent control?

Studies

Steadily rising housing rents in many of the US’s large, productive cities have reignited the . . .

Who Pays for Rent Control? Heterogeneous Landlord Response to San Francisco’s Rent Control Expansion

Studies

Steadily rising housing rents in many of the US’s large, productive cities has brought the issue of . . .

Why Rent Control Isn’t The Answer To Rising Housing Costs In N.S.

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As of June of 2020, 91 percent of landlords in the province ran small operations, just renting out a . . .