2019 租屋市場火熱/2019 Metro Vancouver Rental market had a great year

Metro Vancouver rental market had a remarkable boom year

Rental housing in Metro Vancouver saw notable growth in 2019, amid cooling home ownership and falling property values.

Over the last year, property values in the city fell by as much as 15% in several cases. Meanwhile, the market’s rental segment is expected to have a vacancy rate of 1.1% by the end of 2019, per the CMHC’s last prediction in October (up by 1% from 2018).

Two-bedroom average rent rates are also forecast to settle at around $1,715 (from $1,649 in 2018).

“It’s a combination of issues that need to get fixed — not just in Vancouver but a lot of other [surrounding] municipalities,” LandlordBC chief executive David Hutniak told CBC News.

A spokesperson for CMHC reiterated that it is still “confident” in those predictions. These levels will place Metro Vancouver among the regions with the nation’s lowest vacancy rates and highest rents.

However, the market’s current pace of rental development is not nearly enough to address its long-running housing affordability crisis, according to Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives senior economist Marc Lee.

Last month, Lee argued that while construction activity in the market is by no means slow, a “severe mismatch” exists between what is being developed and what is actually in short supply.

“We’ve had a major building boom in recent years,” Lee told CBC News at the time. “But for some reason, we’re not building the type of housing that we actually need to address the crisis.”

“We need to think a lot bigger,” he added. “Generally, we find that we need about 5,000 new rental units per year just to stay level — so just to tread water, but not really to dig in and address the crisis.”

“We need another 5,000 units per year to address the backlog.”

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Speculation Tax/Vacancy Home Tax

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*Important information regarding Speculation Tax/Vacancy Home Tax – Deadline 3/31/2019*

The speculation and vacancy tax is a key measure in tackling the housing crisis in major urban centres in British Columbia, where home prices and rents have skyrocketed out of reach for many British Columbians.

The provincial government is taking action because people who live and work in B.C. deserve an affordable place to call home.

The speculation and vacancy tax is a part of government’s 30-Point Plan to make housing more affordable for people in our province.

This new annual tax is designed to:

  • Target foreign and domestic speculators who own residences in B.C. but don’t pay taxes here
  • Turn empty homes into good housing for people
  • Raise revenue that will directly support affordable housing

All owners of residential property in the designated taxable regions of B.C. must complete an annual declaration. Over 99% of British Columbians are estimated to be exempt from the tax.

How to Exempt Yourself

To claim your exemption, you must register your property by March 31, 2019 – and it’s easy to do, either by phone or online. The information you’ll need to register your property declaration will be mailed by mid-February to all owners of residential property within the taxable regions.

Contact us if you’re expecting a declaration letter from us and haven’t received one by late February.

Please note that if your property has more than one owner, even if the other owner is your spouse, a separate declaration must be made for each owner.

How the Tax Will Be Charged If You’re Not Exempt

The speculation and vacancy tax rate varies depending on the owner’s tax residency and whether the owner is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a member of a satellite family.

By levying the highest tax rate on foreign owners and satellite families (those who earn a majority of income outside the province and pay little to no income tax in B.C.), the speculation and vacancy tax is a way to make sure these property owners are paying their fair share in taxes.

The speculation and vacancy tax applies based on ownership as of December 31 each year.

Note: The speculation and vacancy tax is distinct from the empty homes tax in the City of Vancouver.

Read our answers to questions on the speculation and vacancy tax and learn about how to declare, the taxable regions and the available exemptions.

Questions regarding tenant placement or having someone professionally manage your rental property?

Please contact 604-430-2986 / WeChat: MLMLVAN123 / LINE: MIMIVANCOUVER Mick Lo, Licensed Rental Property Manager

卑诗省投机/空屋税必知事项

投机和空置税

(2019 3月31号截止)

投机及空置税投机及空置税 是解决不列颠哥伦比亚省(即BC省)主要城市中心住房紧张的重要措施,这些地区的房屋价格与租金飞速上涨,普通民众不堪重负。在BC省居住和工作的民众都应该享有可负担的住房,所以省政府正积极采取措施。

投机及空置税是省府30点住房计划(30-point plan的一部分,旨在使BC省居民的住房更可负担。

这项每年缴纳的新税种旨在:

  • 针对在BC省拥有住房却不在省内纳税的国内外投机者;
  • 物尽其用,提高空置住宅入住率;
  • 增加政府财政收入,税收将直接用于可负担住房。

卑诗省指定应税地区住宅物业的所有业主都必须进行年度申报。预计99%以上的BC省居民都无需缴纳这一税种。

申请免缴

要申报免缴,您必须在2019年3月31日前对所拥有的物业进行注册,方法很简单,只需通过电话或上网注册即可。物业申报注册所需的信息将在2月中旬前邮寄给应税地区内所有住宅物业业主。如果您符合申报资格,但在2月底前仍未收到我们寄给您的申报信函,请联系我们。

请注意,如果您的物业业主不止一人,即使另一位业主是您的配偶,每位业主仍必须单独申报。

不符合免缴资格人士应如何缴纳税款

投机及空置税的税率取决于业主在税务意义上的居住情况及其是否为加拿大公民、永久居民或分居两地的卫星家庭成员。

外国业主和卫星家庭的大部分收入来源于BC省外,在BC省不缴纳或只缴纳很少的所得税,通过向他们征收最高一级的税率,投机及空置税将确保这些业主缴纳合理比例的税金。

 投机及空置税将根据每年12月31日当日物业的所有权情况征收。

注意:投机及空置税不同于温哥华市政府的空屋稅

请阅读有关投机及空置税的常见问题解答,了解申报方法应税地区及有哪些免缴情形

订阅接收有关投机及空置税的最新信息

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卑詩省投機/空屋稅必知事項

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投機及空置稅

(2019 3月31號截止)

投機及空置稅是解決卑詩省各大都市中心區域住房緊張的重要措施,這些地區的房屋價格與租金飛漲,令許多市民不堪重負。在卑詩省居住和工作的人士都應該享有可負擔的住房,所以省政府正積極採取措施。

投機及空置稅是省府30點住房計劃(30-point plan)的一部分,力爭讓卑詩居民有更可負擔的住房。

這項每年繳納的新稅種旨在:

  • 針對在卑詩省擁有住房卻不在省內納稅的國內外投機客;
  • 物盡其用,提高空置住宅入住率;
  • 增加政府財政收入,稅收將直接用於可負擔住房。

卑詩省內指定課稅地區住宅物業的所有業主都必須進行年度申報。預計99%以上的卑詩居民都無需繳納這稅。

如何申請免繳

申報免繳的民眾必須在2019年3月31日前通過電話或網路對所擁有的物業進行註冊,簡單方便。物業申報註冊所需的資訊將在2月中旬前通過郵件寄送給課稅地區內所有住宅物業業主。如果您符合申報資格,但在2月底前仍未收到我們寄給您的申報信函,請聯繫我們。

請注意,如果您物業的業主不止一人,即使另一位業主是您的配偶,每位業主仍需單獨申報。

不符合免繳資格人士應如何繳納稅款

投機及空置稅的稅率取決於業主作為稅務居民的居住情況,及其是否為加拿大公民、永久居民或分居兩地的「衛星家庭」成員。

外國業主和衛星家庭(即大部分收入來自卑詩省外,在卑詩省不繳納或只繳納很少所得稅的)需繳納最高稅率,這樣,投機及空置稅便能確保這些業主繳納合理數額的稅金。

投機及空置稅將根據每年12月31日當日物業的所有權情況征收。

注意:投機及空置稅不同於溫哥華市政府的「空屋稅」

請閱讀有關投機及空置稅的常見問題解答,瞭解申報方法課稅地區及免繳情形

有投資空屋需要找租客或專人管理?

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