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Province cuts rent increase to ease pressure on renters

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is listening to the concerns of renters and taking action on an early recommendation from B.C.’s Rental Housing Task Force by cutting the annual allowable rent increase by 2%, limiting it to inflation. That means that effective Jan. 1, 2019, the annual allowable rent increase will be 2.5%. “It’s […]

Winter home heating tips that will save you money!

You may find your electricity bill going up during the winter months. Increased heating and other winter energy habits (such as using more lighting for longer hours), can make the average winter electricity bill 66% higher than the rest of the year. There are some steps you can take to heat your home more efficiently and help […]

2019 real estate market outlook: a forecast summary

What do housing pundits predict will happen to the B.C. housing market over the next year? 2018 was an extremely taxing – quite literally – year for B.C. real estate, in which taxation measures and other government interventions slowed down market activity considerably and creating a softening in average sale prices. So what will the […]

STRATA ALERT: 8 STEPS EVERY STRATA COUNCIL SHOULD TAKE WHEN RESPONDING TO A SMOKING COMPLAINT

With cannabis legalization fast approaching, it is a good time for strata council members to educate themselves about a strata corporation’s obligations when responding to smoking complaints. Regardless of what a strata corporation’s bylaws say about smoking, the strata corporation has a duty to accommodate any resident who has a legitimate medical condition that is […]