Did you know that domestic violence is a pervasive social issue and there are resources for both landlords and tenants available in these situations?

Did you know that domestic violence is a pervasive social issue and there are resources for both landlords and tenants available in these situations?

Domestic violence is a pervasive social issue and as landlords and property managers, you are likely to have tenants who experience domestic violence. You may suspect that it is happening or you may find out when the police suddenly show up to your building.

As a landlord, do you know how to how to recognize the signs of domestic violence?

As a landlord, do you know what to do if you become aware of a situation involving domestic violence?

As a landlord, do you know what resources are available to you and the victim of domestic violence?

Read more in the Resource Library.

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Did You Know that it’s almost time to turn back the clocks?

Did You Know that it’s almost time to turn back the clocks?

It’s that time of year again – Daylight Saving Time comes to an end at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 6th, 2022. This means the clocks go back by one hour.

What is Daylight Saving Time?

It’s a practice in most parts of Canada, Australia, and the United States that advances clocks during the warmer months so darkness falls at a later time. Typically, in the spring the clocks are set one hour ahead (‘spring forward’), and in the fall are set one hour behind (‘fall back’), returning to standard time.

Unlike previous generations, many of the tools we use to tell […]

Did You Know that the City of Calgary is ending the Multiunit Toilet Rebate Program on November 1, 2022?

Did You Know that the City of Calgary is ending the Multiunit Toilet Rebate Program on November 1, 2022?

The City of Calgary is ending the Multiunit Toilet Rebate Program on November 1, 2022 and would like to thank all past participants of the program.

The program ran for 16 years and helped multiunit residential building owners/tenants across Calgary to replace nearly 8,000 leaky, high volume flushing toilets with new WaterSense, high-efficiency toilets. To date, savings from these toilets have topped 200 million litres and counting. In addition to the expected water savings of replacing old toilets with high-efficiency toilets that use up to 75% per cent less water, many building owners reaped even greater water savings since many […]

Did You Know that Move-In and Move-out Inspections are mandatory?

Did You Know that Move-In and Move-out Inspections are mandatory?

The Residential Tenancies Act of Alberta (RTA) tells us that the Move-In and Move-Out Inspections are mandatory for Landlords to do, and if one or both are not completed, you cannot deduct any money for damages from the Security Deposit!

Learn more about Inspections & Security Deposits at the CRRA’s Residential Tenancies in Alberta (RTA) Course: https://crra.ca/rta-course/

 

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One-time Renter Payment Coming to Canada

One-time Renter Payment Coming to Canada

One-time renter payment coming to Canada

1.8 million low-income Canadians may soon be eligible for $500 benefit
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 – The REMI Network

The federal government has proposed several new measures to help make life more affordable for Canadians, including providing a one-time renter payment of $500 to an estimated 1.8 million people struggling to pay rent. According to a recent update from the Department of Finance Canada, the new plan will double the federal government’s Budget 2022 commitment and reach twice as many Canadians as initially promised.

This benefit is in addition to the Canada Housing Benefit currently co-funded and delivered by the […]

City of Calgary Pre-Roll Consultation Period – October 3 to November 4, 2022

City of Calgary Pre-Roll Consultation Period – October 3 to November 4, 2022

The City of Calgary Pre-Roll Consultation Period is a collaborative customer service program for non-residential and multi-residential property owners and their agents and representatives. Pre-Roll offers:

Preliminary 2023 assessed property values.
Pre-Roll Symposium: Market trends and real estate insights including specific property type information.
Opportunities to meet and share property specific information collaboratively with City assessors.
A preliminary tax calculator to help estimate 2023 tax obligations.

Visit  Calgary.ca/preroll to learn more and register for the symposium on October 4, 2022.

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Did You Know? The RTDRS is Introducing Changes

Did You Know? The RTDRS is Introducing Changes

The CRRA received the following information from Patricia Tolppanen, Administrator & Director of the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service (RTDRS).

As a frequent user of the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolutions Service (RTDRS), we are making you aware of an upcoming pilot program that will change the standard duration of the initial hearing of claims for damages and abatement of rent.

The RTDRS now receives over 13,000 applications per year, all of which are competing for limited hearing time and must be scheduled as efficiently and effectively as possible. In auditing the hearing schedule we have noted that, very often, hearings for […]

Did You Know? Residential Tenancies Act & Security Deposits

Did You Know? Residential Tenancies Act & Security Deposits

The rental market is changing, and with that, increasing the rent may be a route you need to take as a landlord.

Even if there is no cap to the amount a landlord can raise the rent, landlords are encouraged to be reasonable when doing so. There are strict and important rules outlined in the Residential Tenancies Act of Alberta about how and when a rental increase can be done. Do you know the rules?

Fixed-Term Tenancies

The rent cannot be increased during a fixed-term tenancy. The rent can be increased if the following criteria are met:

upon a new lease being signed when […]