COVID 19: Commercial Rent Assistance Program Extended Through The End of July

02 Jul

Government announces extension of commercial property rent relief program in BC. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW; Property owners and small business tenants will soon be able to access funding for the month of July. Only those tenants approved in the April, May and June application are eligible for the July extension. If a business had an average revenue decline of…

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11 May

You Will Have to Re-Apply to Continue Receiving CERB This Month, Even If You Applied in April Canadians will have to re-apply as the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) does not renew automatically! For Canadians who have stopped working and lost their source of living due to Covid-19, the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) can provide temporary income relief. And,…

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01 May

BC-TRS for Low-to-Moderate-Income BC Families Launched on April 9, the BC Temporary Rental Supplement program provides temporary rental supplement to assist eligible low- and moderate-income renters struggling to pay their rent due to Covid-19. Here are the key takeaways of the program: The program is only for 3 months and money is paid directly to the landlords Eligible households with…

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27 Apr

Overview of Financial Support for Tenants and Individual Landlords The COVID-19, or coronavirus crisis has left many Canadians without a job or with reduced hours and wondering how to pay their rent. The scope and scale of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan includes income support measures to help Canadians pay their rent. This article contains general information…

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24 Apr

B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers opening on May 1, 2020 Temporary relief is on the way for British Columbians whose ability to work has been affected by COVID-19. The B.C. Emergency Benefit for Workers will provide a tax-free, one time $1,000 payment for B.C. residents. The initiative was introduced by the provincial government in late March and is part of…

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16 Apr

The Canada Emergency Response Benefit With many of us suddenly unemployed and no definite end in sight, the workforce as a whole needs somewhere to turn. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) aims to address the financial needs of the citizens by providing a temporary “income” of $500 per week to each recipient. Both Service Canada and the Canada Revenue…

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14 Apr

COVID-19 Measures Expected to Last Until Summer As Canadian’s are already well into their social distancing and preventative measures amid the COVID-19 crisis, the question on everyone’s mind is as to when this will all end. As numbers are spiking every day and Canada’s COVID-19 cases now over 11,000 as of April 3rd, the government officials say, we are far…

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10 Apr

Keeping You and Your Tenants Safe The government has announced recommendations and restrictions to ensure the safety of both tenants and landlords during the pandemic. Social Distancing in Shared Spaces Restricting Usage of Common Areas – Limiting the use of common areas by tenants or guests. Rent does not have to decrease because of the closures of public spaces like…

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03 Apr

Updates for Owners and Tenants:Rent Freezes, Evictions and End of Tenancy  With the State of Emergency declared by the provincial government, and businesses all over the country being forced to close doors amid the coronavirus outbreak, renters and tenants alike have questions on what this means for them. The provincial government has released a few updates to help ease the…

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What Financial Support is Available for Tenants and Owners during COVID-19?

02 Apr

Financial Support for Tenants and Owners during COVID-19 With the whole province under a State of Emergency, and the government mandating the closure of non-essential businesses, finances are tight for countless Canadians. Thus, the provincial and the federal government have begun to find ways to support those who need it the most so we can all get through the global…

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How to Pack Lighter And Smarter

12 Apr

In this modern era of constant security checks when flying anywhere, although it may not be true that there are only two types of baggage, carry-on and lost, it certainly is true that more baggage you do travel with, the more troublesome your baggage becomes. It is certainly possible your baggage could be lost. Therefore it is always advisable to…

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Landlord or Tenant: Who is responsible for bed bugs?

10 Apr

Nobody is fond of bed bugs. Many people get creeped out because they can literally come from the bed into our skin to wreak havoc. These are parasites that are common everywhere. This isn’t a problem in undeveloped countries, but right here in your home. When it comes to a rented home, landlords should know that it isn’t because the…

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06 Mar

A landlord is only able to increase your rent once every 12 months. The amount is the amount that is permitted by the current law or any additional amount that an arbitrator will decide. The landlord has to use the correct forms and they must give you three months notice before the increase can take effect. The Allowable Rent Increase…

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How To Be a Successful Landlord

23 Jan

If you are on the road to becoming a successful landlord, then here are a few things that you should consider doing consistently to become a successful landlord: Run Your Property as a Business Don’t treat your property as your personal bank account, run it like a business with its own bank account, profit and loss and contingency funds. You…

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Terminating a Tenancy

11 Oct

Prior to ending a fixed term tenancy, it is the responsibility of the landlord and tenant to either re-negotiate the terms of the rental agreement or to terminate the tenancy agreement upon its end date. Rate This Post

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