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

Rent Control Articles

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

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

Rent Control Articles

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

Bill 30 – Law Amendments

Media Release

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

Bill 62 – Law Amendments

Media Release

Remarks on Bill 62
Law Amendments Committee
November 1, 2021

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

Rent Control Studies

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

DAVID RAPSON: Rent control is not the answer

Rent Control 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

Media Release

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

Finding housing solutions by working together

Rent Control 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

Media Release

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

FP AD Media Release

Media Release

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

How luxury apartment buildings help low-income renters

Rent Control Articles

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

HRM Tax Release

Media Release

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

Increased Insurance Rates

Media Release

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

Investment property owners aim to counter anti-landlord sentiment

Rent Control Editorials

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

Is rent control making a comeback?

Rent Control 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

Media Release, Rent Control Articles, Rent Control Editorials

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

Landlords looking for co-operation, not confrontation.

Rent Control Editorials

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

Media Release NDP 08/09/21

Media Release

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

Media Release Rent Control August 12

Media Release

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

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 . . .

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

Rent Control Studies

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

Rent Control’s Winners and Losers

Rent Control Articles

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

Rent Increase Misinformation

Media Release

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

Rental property sell-off puts affordable housing at risk

Affordable Housing Connections, Media Release

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

Response to Rent Control Extendson

Media Release

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

Statement on Nova Scotia Election Result

Media Release

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

Swiss rent-control model actually drives up rents

Rent Control Editorials

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

Switzerland is putting its housing crisis to a referendum

Rent Control Articles

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

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

Rent Control Articles, Surveys

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

Rent Control Articles

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

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

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

Rent Control 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.

Rent Control Articles

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