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By D. Wallace, Guest Contributor

This is an update to my February posting titled “Are Residential Rents Exempt from HST?”  Basically, tenants were in the dark as to whether and/or how rents were going to be affected by the HST.

It appears that some tenants have their answer. Our premier, the (more…)

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 By D. Wallace, Guest Contributor

With the HST set to take effect in July 2010, there are several crucial questions all tenants in Ontario should be asking:  a) Do tenants know what impact the harmonized sales tax (HST) will have on their rent?  b) Will HST be added if hydro is included in their monthly rent?  c) How are landlords going to be reimbursed for a list of extra costs and, d) Do tenants know what costs are on this list? In apartments, this list includes utilities such as gas heat, electricity, hydro, and other costs related to maintenance (more…)

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