Could COVID-19 hold a silver-lining for renters?

Across Canada, rents are falling amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. Rents declined between March and April for both purpose-built rental apartments and condo units, which constitute the bulk of rental properties in Canada, according to an analysis by rental listings…

Lethbridge tenants receive eviction letter despite COVID-19 rental rules

Despite new rules in Alberta surrounding evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, one landlord in Lethbridge distributed several 14-day eviction warnings on Tuesday. Legacy McAdam and her boyfriend were shocked to find a letter from their landlord on Tuesday evening. The…

Laneway housing gaining more popularity across Canada amidst housing crunch

Laneway houses were already a long-time prominent fixture in West Coast cities like Vancouver. Now they are gaining popularity elsewhere, as a creative solution to Canada’s growing housing crunch in cities across the country. Heather Yourex-West explains why a growing…

‘It’s definitely a crisis’: Edmonton rental rates steadily climbing, report says

A recent rental report says rates in Edmonton have been steadily increasing over the last four months. According to rentals.ca, the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Edmonton increased by 1.1 per cent in January over December to $1,093…