Topic: Property Management



Taxes, utilities to push Victoria rents to 3.7% higher in 2017

British Columbia’s maximum residential rental rate increase will jump to 3.7% next year, a 28% surge over 2016’s 2.9% limit. The rate is set each fall by the province and is tied to the Consumer Price Index plus a 2% base allotment. Between 2014 and 2016 increases were capped below 3% while 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2012 saw rates at or above 4%.

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Vacancy Rates in Victoria

Late last month, the Times Colonist reported that there’s “little relief in sight for renters” in Victoria. Vacancy rates in Victoria for renters have been very low, sitting at just 0.6% according to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Our internal statistics at Duttons confirm these statistics. We manage more than 550 condos, houses, townhomes and our internal vacancy rate has been near 0% the last 12 months.

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Winterizing Your Home: Don’t Wait for the Snow!

Our first snowfall has come and gone with a little reminder from Mother Nature it’s ‘that’ time of year. If you haven’t already winterized your home, now is definitely the time. Take advantage of our local winter weather reprieve and take care of these five items. 1. Plumbing If the weather gets cold enough to freeze

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WE’RE MOVING, BUT NOT FAR

We’re excited to reveal Duttons’ latest property management move – the shifting and relocating of our very own Property Management division. We are moving into one building, and you will now find our property management division located above our landmark Sales office on the corner of Fairfield Road and Moss Street. But, this is not

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TENANT INSURANCE: REST ASSURED?

As the number one property management firm in Victoria, we at Duttons have many properties to oversee. Managing properties is assuming the responsibility of a landlord: ensuring everything is in good working order for the tenants, including dealing with scenarios that affect the property beyond the suites themselves. Here we share such a story, its

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