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2021 Nova Scotia Election Survey - Party Leaders Responses to IPOANS Questions
PC leader Tim Houston, Liberal leader Iain Ranking and the NPD party leader Gary Burrill respond to IPOANS questions on industry issues confronting Nova Scotia’s Multi-Unit Residential industry.
After a year, Berlin’s experiment with rent control is a failure
“I worry about Berlin,” says Rolf Buch, a born and bred Rhinelander.
Berlin’s Rent Control Effort: A One-Year Lookback
Rent control, touted as a strategy to protect residents from rising house prices stemming from demand far surpassing supply...
Bill 30 - Law Amendments
Because there are some new members to this Committee and to the Legislature, before I speak to Bill 30, I would like to share some background about IPOANS – the Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia
Bill 62 - Law Amendments
Remarks on Bill 62 Law Amendments Committee November 1, 2021
City-wide effects of new housing supply: Evidence from moving chains
Housing affordability is a major issue in most cities throughout the world.
DAVID RAPSON: Rent control is not the answer
Halifax is booming, which is a blessing and a curse.
Fear campaigns puts housing solutions at risk
False claims from activists about the impact of Nova Scotia returning to a highly regulated, market-based system of setting rents are putting housing solutions at risk.
Finding housing solutions by working together
When Nova Scotians talk about housing, the conversation can take on many different forms.
Five ideas to improve housing affordability & long-term tenancy
Regardless of who wins the next election, Nova Scotia rental property owners are hoping for positive action to improve the availability of affordable housing for Nova Scotians.
FP AD Media Release
Nova Scotia investment property owners are speaking out against notices of unfair rental increases being sent out to tenants.
How luxury apartment buildings help low-income renters
When affordable housing activists see “luxury” apartment buildings going up in gentrifying neighborhoods they sometimes assume that the apartment buildings are causing the rents to go up.
HRM Tax Release
Halifax Regional Municipality’s proposal to increase residential and commercial property taxes by 5.9% will be one more blow against rental housing providers, especially small business owner/operators.
Increased Insurance Rates
Nova Scotia investment rental property owners under attack from politicians and activist groups are now facing their best financed opponent yet: insurance companies.
Investment property owners aim to counter anti-landlord sentiment
Halifax is booming, which is a blessing and a curse. Even before the pandemic, population growth was straining the housing supply.
IPOANS Fair Rent Ad
Fair Rent Ad by IPOANS
Is rent control making a comeback?
The 1970s sparked some cultural trends that have since fallen out of favor, such as disco and platform shoes.
KEVIN RUSSELL: Rent-control decree will drive out landlords — and tenants — in Nova Scotia
Many Nova Scotians who don’t own rental property might be asking themselves: why does it matter?
Landlords looking for co-operation, not confrontation.
We are now two months into facing the economic impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Media Release NDP 08/09/21
Gary Burrill and the NDP suggesting that investment property owners aren’t “real people” is inflammatory and divisive.
Media Release Rent Control August 12
NDP Leader Gary Burrill is not telling the truth about the impact of rent control across Canada, said Kevin Russell, executive director of the Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia (IPOANS).
Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission
The Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission is looking at the current state of affordable housing in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission
The Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission is looking at the current state of affordable housing in Nova Scotia.
Rent Control: Academic Research & Articles from Canada, the US & Abroad
Understanding BC’s History of Rent Control and Tax Policy to Improve Today’s Rental Housing Crisis-April 8, 2019.
Rent Control’s Winners and Losers
Go to any booming urban center these days, whether in Boston or Washington or Atlanta, and one thing is certain...
Rent Increase Misinformation
Nova Scotia’s NDP continues to make things up in its misinformation campaign against more than 5,000 small- and medium-sized landlords in the province.
Rental Housing Affordability In Nova Scotia, Gardner Pinfold Consulting
Rental Housing Affordability In NS Gardner Pinfold Report
Rental property sell-off puts affordable housing at risk
Thousands of Nova Scotians could lose their rental homes as small landlords are preparing to sell their properties.
Response to Rent Control Extendson
Kevin Russell, Executive Director of Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia, issued the following statement on today’s announcement from Premier Tim Houston and Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr:
Statement on Nova Scotia Election Result
Kevin Russell, Executive Director of Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia, issued the following statement about the Nova Scotia Election results:
Swiss rent-control model actually drives up rents
The Investment Property Owners of Nova Scotia (IPOANS) researched Switzerland’s rent-control regime.
Switzerland is putting its housing crisis to a referendum
Amid rising rental prices in urban areas, Swiss voters are being asked to decide on a proposal that will impose a 10 per cent minimum...
The Housing and Homelessness Partnership
The Housing and Homelessness Partnership is a collaborative that engages the community at all levels.
Nova Scotia Homes
The Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia
Bill 62 - Interim Residential Rental Increase Cap Act: 5,400 multi-unit residential units and 3,600 single-family home and duplex rental units are at risk of being eliminated from Nova Scotia's rental market.
The secret behind Halifax’s ability to build purpose-built rental housing at a record pace
Since the early 1970s, purpose-built rental (PBR) housing construction has taken a backseat in Canada to the homeownership market comprising freehold and condominium housing.
What does economic evidence tell us about the effects of rent control?
Steadily rising housing rents in many of the US’s large, productive cities have reignited the discussion whether to expand or enact rent control provisions.
Who Pays for Rent Control? Heterogeneous Landlord Response to San Francisco’s Rent Control Expansion
Steadily rising housing rents in many of the US’s large, productive cities has brought the issue of affordable housing...
Why Rent Control Isn’t The Answer To Rising Housing Costs In N.S.
As of June of 2020, 91 percent of landlords in the province ran small operations, just renting out a few units each.

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