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Proposed 2017 Tipping Fee and Solid Waste Disposal Bylaw Changes

September 1, 2016

The Tipping Fee and Solid Waste Disposal Regulation Bylaw describes solid waste regulations as well as tipping fees for waste…

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Electoral Area A Official Community Plan

August 12, 2016

Metro Vancouver acts as the local government for Electoral Area A, providing certain key services. For communities on the Howe…

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ALERT – new penalties for Property Transfer Tax evasion

August 2, 2016

The Superintendent of Real Estate is warning developers that under newly introduced Property Transfer Tax legislation they would face significant…

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UDI News Roundup

July 29, 2016

Below is a roundup of this week’s news regarding the new additional 15% Property Transfer Tax for foreign buyers. BC…

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Permit red tape holding up 69,500 housing units: Development industry

July 26, 2016

Complex permitting rules are holding up 69,500 housing units in a half-dozen Metro Vancouver cities, homes that the development industry says…

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UDI Response: Real estate contracts signed prior to August 2nd should be exempt from new 15% additional Property Transfer Tax

July 26, 2016

Yesterday the Provincial Government announced of a large tax on foreign buyers of residential real estate While we understand why…

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Media Release – UDI on 15% additional Property Transfer Tax for foreign buyers

July 25, 2016

Today the provincial government announced that effective August 2nd 2016 an additional 15% Property Transfer Tax (PTT) will apply for…

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House prices too high? Unless supply increases, expect them to go higher

July 13, 2016

Alarmed by double digit increases in house prices in Vancouver (+29.6% y/y) and Toronto (+14.9%), which have sidelined a large…

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Housing Vacancy and Housing Supply

July 11, 2016

Today BC Finance Minister Mike de Jong announced the Province will allow the City of Vancouver the statutory ability to proceed…

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Housing Choice and Environmental Impact Calculator

April 4, 2016

The Housing Choice and Environmental Impacts Calculator is a new tool that communicates the trade-offs of different housing choices in…

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UDI on Housing Affordability

March 18, 2016

Over 600 citizens attended a housing forum on the evening of Wednesday, March 16 hosted by MLA David Eby. It…

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Help At Last For The Metro Vancouver Rental Market

February 22, 2016

Rental vacancy rates in Metro Vancouver dropped 0.8 last year while average rent prices spiked. This is a concern. The…

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Featured Events

UDI Luncheon: The Buzz on BC Politics, Election & Budget

February 15 @ 11:30 am

Everyone’s buzzing about what changes the upcoming Provincial Budget will bring.  With so much expectation on the table, there’s no...

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UDI Seminar: What does the BC Budget mean to you?

February 22 @ 7:00 am

Join us for a post-budget analysis from thought leaders and experts who will share their insights on Feb. 20 budget...

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UDI Seminar: Making Sense of the Rise in Commercial Strata

March 1 @ 7:30 am

As commercial strata gains popularity, questions surrounding profitability, affordability, and sustainability continue to rise. This breakfast panel will dig into...

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