Newsletter Winter 2019/2020 (Atlantic Edition). Capitalisation Rates are the most widely used benchmark of property investment performance: over the past twenty years they have declined and compressed. We identify and analyse the forces that have shaped this phenomenon and explain how you can use the information to forecast future property values. It is property tax appeal time again in Nova Scotia: our Property Tax Division have burnt the midnight oil examining what it means for property owners in the province. In our last Newsletter we extolled the benefit of our independent judicial system and the safeguards it offers expropriated property owners. The ink was barely dry before the Province of Nova Scotia changed the rules. Fire Safety Plans are now a fact of life: our Lasercad Division explain how they impact property owners. To learn more, click on the attachment and view this PDF document using an Acrobat Reader Plug-in (available as free download from the Adobe Web Site, www.adobe.com).