Pencilling in expenses with little building info?

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Hey Canadian BP'ers,
I need help penciling in expenses as a best guess before potentially making an offer on a building in Moncton NB that is larger than I've owned in the past. I have yet to walk the building (I've seen some pics and it looks decent inside) nor do I have details yet that insurance brokers typically ask for.

The building:
-14 unit, brick exterior, 70-80 years old, older wooden windows, hot water rad heating

Expenses I need help with:



Garbage removal:

Hot water rad heating:

Hoping to leverage your guys and gals experience on this one to get a rough idea.



@Ryan Kenneth   I'd suggest reaching out to your PM to help estimate expenses for a prospective property.  Here is what I have for costs on a 22 unit building in Moncton:

Insurance: $7500

Cleaning (common areas, with 4 entrances, 3 stories): $1,000

Garbage removal: $4,000

Radiant heating.... only applies to 3 units in the basement, so not comparable.

@Ryan Kenneth If you are not able to get the info, you can use a rough % is 40% expenses. If you have to pay a double owner tax for being non resident then you will want to facture that into your expenses to or if pest control is needed. Usually 40-45% is a good estimate. Good luck.  

Chris, thank you for the insight on this! That helps a whole heckuva lot. 

Huong, that is a very useful formula. I will definitely take note. 

You two are like batman to the bat signal on this forum! Much appreciated.