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Water Consumption Workshop

21

Oct
2016

Reducing Water Consumption Workshop – November 9, 2016 – Region of Waterloo Strategies for reducing water consumption and accessing support and funding. Please visit the following link for more information: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/water-smart-workshop-for-business-2016-tickets-25979776210

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Repurposing student housing

14

Sep
2016

September 30, 2016 – Repurposing student housing – City of Waterloo   Can repurposing student housing increase affordable housing options and other housing opportunities in university and college communities? The City of Waterloo Town and Gown Committee, the Mayor of Waterloo and CMHC are...

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28 Day Notice of Termination

14

Sep
2016

September 21, 2016 – The 28 Day Notice of Termination is now Law! Do yo know about the 28 day notice of termination?  The London Property Management Association has arranged for a presentation by Lawyer Joe Hoffer to discuss the newly approved 28 Day...

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June 30, 2016 – Feedback for future RTA Changes – eviction policies for smoking and pets

16

May
2016

June 30, 2016 – Feedback for future RTA Changes – eviction policies for smoking and pets As part of its consultation process on a variety of housing related issues, the Ontario government is asking for feedback on specific issues around the eviction of a...

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CTV broadcast highlighting issues faced by landlords

26

Mar
2016

The difficulties faced by landlords is highlighted in a March 23, 2016 CTV Kitchener newscast. The article starts at time 18min 36sec into the video link clip below.  The article by Tyler Calver of CTV news highlights the plight of Ayr landlord Mary Youden...

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FRPO April 2016 Seminar

23

Feb
2016

The Residential Tenancies Act – Seminar – WRAMA members receive discounted rate The Federation of Rental-Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) is hosting a series of seminars on the RTA in April 2016.  Seminars will be held locally in Cambridge on April 12, 2016.  The...

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Waterloo Students Accommodation Study – 2016

27

Jan
2016

In a joint presentation at the January 2016 WRAMA meeting, Ryan King, Manager, Off-Campus Living, University of Waterloo and Tanja Curic, Policy Planner, City of Waterloo provided a summary the results of a recent Waterloo Students Accommodation study.  The WRAMA presentation can be found...

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2016 Rent Guideline is 2.0%

01

Jan
2015

The government has announced that the rent control guideline for 2016 will be 2.0%, up from the 2015 guideline of 1.6%. The 2016 guideline applies to rent increases between January 1 and December 31, 2016. The guideline does not apply to vacant residential units...

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Updated Tenancy Documents Available from WRAMA

08

Oct
2013

WRAMA has recently purchased the rights to use the most up to date lease/application/etc. documents in Ontario. View list of the changes to the documents or detailed explanation of some of the more substantial changes. As these documents are protected under copyright laws, you...

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Guelph Shared Rental Housing and Rental Housing Licensing

19

Sep
2013

Rental housing licensing process is proceeding in the City of Guelph. Rental Housing Work Plan – May 22, 2012

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2013 Rent Guideline is 2.5% – FRPO Bulletin

19

Sep
2013

The government has announced that the rent control guideline for 2013 will be 2.5%, down from the 2012 guideline of 3.1%. The 2013 guideline applies to rent increases between January 1 and December 31, 2013. The McGuinty government passed legislation on June 13, 2012...

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Residential Tenancies Act Seminar – FRPO – September 24, Cambridge

05

Sep
2013

September 24th      Cambridge 8:00am – 12:15pm Includes Full Breakfast   FRPO knows the challenges that landlords face in trying to run their business. In addition to staying competitive and providing quality housing to your tenants, landlords and property managers must deal with a complicated...

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Hoarding Presentation by K.A. Ley, Cohen Highley LLP (presented at October 2012 WRAMA meeting)

11

Aug
2013

Click here to download pdf presentation on Hoarding, by K.A. Ley, Cohen Highley LLP

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Sign up for CMHC Newsletters for Market Research Updates

11

Jul
2013

Are you interested in housing research? Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) Housing Research e-newsletter can help you stay up-to-date with the latest housing research findings and events related to sustainable housing and communities, housing conditions and trends, housing finance and more.  

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Increase in the Number of Legionella-related Illnesses in Ontario – Apartment Manager Recommendations

24

Jun
2013

Dear Apartment/Condo Managers and Mall Managers, Over the summer months, there has been an increase in the number of Legionella-related illnesses in Ontario.  This trend has been reflected in Waterloo Region. At the request of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, we are writing...

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FRPO Message to Members Regarding Rent Control on Buildings Built After 1991

19

May
2013

FRPO Members: As you know, any building which was built after November 1, 1991 (or not occupied for residential purposes before that time) is exempt from the rent control provisions of the RTA. Many prospective tenants are not aware that some rental units in...

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City of Kitchener Residential Rental Licensing By-Law

01

Nov
2011

On November 21, 2011 City of Kitchener staff released an initial report regarding possible Residential Rental Licensing by-law.

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RTA Changes to Suite Metering effective Jan 1, 2011 – Some New Rules Apply to ALL Separately Metered Tenancies

01

Jan
2011

Amendments to the RTA related to suite meters will become law Jan 1.  It has major affects to existing units where tenants pay hydro. Go to www.ltb.gov.on.ca They will post details Jan 1, 2011.  Attend our Feb 9 Seminar where Joe Hoffer from Cohen...

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NEW LTB Form for Separate Electrical Metering – effective January 1, 2011

01

Jan
2011

Click here for the form required by the Landlord and Tenant Board for use in ALL cases where you are leasing to a prospective residential tenant and where the rental unit has a separate electrical meter and where the tenant will be billed separately...

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City of Kitchener Fire Inspection Changes

01

Jan
2011

The Kitchener Fire Department will no longer be providing inspection services for commercial purposes, effective January 1, 2011. The discontinued inspections include the following: Requests made by lawyers, real estate agents, purchasers, vendors or owners for the purposes of real estate transactions; Requests made...

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FRPO BULLETIN – Suite Metering Update – December 23, 2010

23

Dec
2010

With the new Energy Consumer Protection Act taking effect on January 1, 2011, FRPO has been getting two main questions.  This bulletin speaks to the two most common questions we are getting: 1) utilities not providing information; and 2) availability of LTB suite-meter forms. ...

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