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- Why Tenant Insurance is Essential for Renters and LandlordsMany tenants overlook the importance of tenant insurance when they are entering into a rental agreement. But, tenant insurance is a vital aspect of renting a home or apartment. Having the right coverage can protect both tenants and landlords from unexpected costs or damages that may arise during the course of the rental agreement. Here’s why tenant insurance is essential for renters and landlords alike.
- Are Short Term Rentals Pure Evil?There has been a lot of controversy surrounding short term rentals (STRs), with some claiming that they are ruining neighbourhoods and driving up housing costs. While the evidence can sometimes appear clear-cut and obvious (and, by extension, clickable), the reality is much more complex and nuanced. While it is true that short-term rentals can have some negative impacts, they also have many benefits that should not be overlooked.
- The secret behind Halifax’s ability to build purpose-built rental housing at a record pace | Financial PostDespite the undeniably high demand for purpose-built rental (PBR) housing, the development of these types of buildings has been lacking in (and outside of) most large Canadian cities. “PBR” housing remains a “someday maybe” priority for many a Town Hall/private developer; and the reality is, it’s been that way for the last 50 years. Halifax has been bucking the trend.
- Balconies are in high demand among TenantsPerhaps not surprisingly, rentals featuring balconies have been on the rise over the past few years. In the current climate, the benefits of having a balcony or other outdoor space to breathe freely and relax have become even more attractive and in demand.
- Condo boards cannot limit the number of rental units in a building | Calgary HeraldA Calgary Herald reader reached out to Roberto Noce to note that there were “too many” renters in the building; and to request assistance in drafting a motion to amend the building bylaws (ultimately to cap the number of tenants in the building). The reply from Roberto Noce was honest, informative..but perhaps not what the letter writer had hoped for.
- In a hot housing market, we need to check our smugness about owning versus renting | The Globe and MailMany Canadians believe that renting is a bad choice. That thinking is not only wrong but potentially also financially detrimental.