The information stated here is believed to be accurate at April 7, 2020. The program details may change at any time. Readers should check for updates, and obtain advice from their professional advisors about their particular situations. CMHC and tenant advocates say tenants should pay their rents if they can This morning, CBC News published an article about the need for tenants to pay their rent, if they are able to. Evan Siddall, President & CEO of CMHC, released the following tweets on March 21, which the articles quotes: Please share widely: compassionate relief of mortgage and rent payments [...]
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CFAA-RHC 2020 will not take place live from June 8 to 10, 2020 Due to concerns over the COVID-19 situation, and in the best interest of our staff and attendees, CFAA has decided to cancel CFAA-RHC 2020 in Halifax from June 8 to 10, 2020. CFAA is looking into alternate options, such as on-line content and webinars, that would still allow us to bring you the valuable information from our education sessions, speakers and sponsors. Stay tuned for further updates! We expect that CFAA-RHC 2021 will take place in person and will follow the usual format. More details to come! CFAA will [...]
Dealing with tenants' claims to not pay their rent More information should be forthcoming in the next few days, and CFAA will send it to you. For now, the best things you can do are the following. If the tenant says they cannot pay their rent, tell them that in the next few days you will get back to them about government help for them to pay their rent. If the tenant says they won’t pay, tell them that in the next few days you will get back to them about government help for them to pay their rent. You can also tell them that [...]
Rental management businesses CAN stay open in Ontario On March 23, the Ontario Government announced the mandatory shutdown of workplaces not deemed to be essential. Rental management has been deemed to be essential. Therefore, rental management businesses are legally allowed to continue their operations and keep their offices open for their employees. However, that does NOT mean they should conduct business as was usual before Covid-19. ALL businesses should minimize in-person contact as much as possible, including operating by telephone or over the internet as much as possible. Rental businesses should limit the contact of their employees with building residents to [...]
CFAA Tax Retreat Postponed from April 6 Due to the concerns about the impact of travel and group gatherings on the spread of COVID-19, CFAA has decided to postpone the tax retreat scheduled for April 6 to an indefinite time in the future. CFAA will be in touch with those registered to make arrangements to refund or credit the fee to attend the retreat. Along with the black cloud that is COVID-19, there is a small silver lining in that it appears highly unlikely that the government would introduce tax increases either in the capital gains tax or by [...]
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response - what's in it for landlords? The Government of Canada is taking action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, will provide up to $27 billion in direct support to Canadian workers and businesses. Along with other action, the Government is taking these steps which are relevant to many tenants and the rental housing providers who provide their homes. Temporary Income Support for Workers and Parents directly affected Waiving the one-week waiting period for those individuals in imposed quarantine that claim Employment Insurance (EI) sickness [...]
Along with a number of CFAA’s member associations, CFAA is developing information to assist Canada’s rental housing providers in dealing with the impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Expect further information as early as possible next week. Interim Advice Stay calm and check trusted news sources and government websites for the most-up-to-date information. The Government of Canada is maintaining a COVID-19 information webpage that can be accessed here. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, and encourage your staff and tenants to do the same. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based [...]
The recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has some people rethinking their travel plans this year, and we're aware that this may affect people who want to attend CFAA-RHC 2020. Currently, CFAA does not expect to cancel or postpone CFAA-RHC 2020 due to COVID-19. The health and safety of our attendees and staff is our primary concern. If the situation escalates, and requires the cancellation or delay of CFAA-RHC 2020, we will inform you as soon as possible. Click here for up-to-date information about COVID-19 and tips to promote good public health. Register for CFAA-RHC 2020 [...]
Canada’s new Housing Supply Challenge CMHC is currently developing Canada’s first Housing Supply Challenge, a $300M competition announced in Budget 2019 to seek and to help implement new ideas to reduce the barriers associated with the creation of additional housing, and especially affordable or mixed income housing. The program is likely to be divided into several categories. Possible categories include intensification while enhancing quality of life,Northern housing, housing data and others. The ability to replicate proposals will likely be an important criterion in the competitions. The first round of the competition is expected to be announced in June 2020, with [...]
CFAA-RHC 2020: Building Innovations Tour CFAA Rental Housing Conference 2020, taking place from June 8 to 10 in Halifax, will begin with the Building Innovations Tour, in the afternoon of Monday, June 8, 2020. The Building Innovations Tour will tour some exceptional new rental buildings in downtown Halifax. Maple by Southwest Properties Maple by Southwest Properties, winner of the 2018 Rental Development of the Year at the CFAA Rental Housing Awards, will be featured on the CFAA Building Tour this year. This newly built piece of the Halifax skyline, located in the downtown core, is home to 300 rental [...]