As owners and managers of rental properties you will potentially be invited to participate in the study on rental housing which the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) conducts twice a year, i.e. in October and April, as part of its mandate from the National Housing Act.
The New Housing Price Index (NHPI) rose 0.2% in July, following an identical increase the previous month.
Check the average price in your area. A much lower than average price could be a source of problems or a lack of seriousness. Indeed, snow removal companies equipped with specialized machinery have fixed costs and must charge their customers based on their spending. Accepting a bid too low could be risky for you. In contrast, you can negotiate with the contractor in the case of a higher price.
In Canada, space heating can account for up to 60 per cent of most homeowners’ energy bills. This is especially true with older homes, which can often be drafty, lightly insulated and may still have older, less energy-efficient windows, doors and heating systems. This can add up to substantially higher home heating costs.
Energy efficiency retrofits can reduce your energy consumption, environmental impact and save you money. However, if not done properly, replacing windows, adding insulation and reducing air leaks can have unintended effects on your house, indoor air quality, and, your family’s safety. So before the work is started, have your house checked for pre-existing problems or conditions that could lead to problems down the road. These problems may include high humidity, water leaks, dampness, and mold. Your house may also have stale air, lingering odours, soil gas intrusion, and pollutant emissions from household products.