Tag Archives: Rental housing

City staff does not recommend licensing rental housing in Guelph

After a thorough analysis of possible licensing programs, and considering feedback from tenants, landlords, neighbours and other community stakeholders, City staff does not recommend licensing rental housing in Guelph. Continue reading City staff does not recommend licensing rental housing in Guelph

Guelph begins community consultation process to discuss rental housing licensing

Guelph, ON, November 7, 2013 – The City is considering the creation of a Rental Housing Licensing Program and is looking for input from landlords, tenants, property owners, neighbours and community members. “The City is providing a number of opportunities for community members to participate in conversations about rental housing”, explained Rob Reynen, manager of inspection services. “Community feedback will be considered by City Council when deciding whether Guelph will implement a licensing program for rental housing.” The City is working to determine if, in addition to enhanced enforcement and community education, a licensing program could help address rental housing issues including tenant health and well-being. Community members are invited to participate in two community engagement meetings. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday,… Continue reading Guelph begins community consultation process to discuss rental housing licensing

Guelph to invite community to discuss licensing rental housing

Later this year, the City will reach out to landlords, tenants, property owners, neighbours and  community members to discuss options for a potential licensing program for rental housing in Guelph. Continue reading Guelph to invite community to discuss licensing rental housing

Committee votes to consult community about licensing rental housing

Guelph, ON, July 15, 2013 – Guelph’s Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment Committee has accepted staff’s recommendation to proceed with community consultation regarding a potential licensing program for rental housing. “Staff presented three potential options to the committee, and we could see several more alternatives through the community consultation process,” said Committee Chair, Councillor Leanne Piper. The matter will be considered by City Council on Monday, July 29 and, if approved, City staff will reach out to landlords, tenants, property owners, neighbours and community members to determine if a licensing program would help the City address community concerns in neighbourhoods with high concentrations of rental housing including: health, safety, and well-being neighbourhood destabilization and deterioration disruptive behaviour lack of information about rental housing stock and… Continue reading Committee votes to consult community about licensing rental housing

Guelph considers cost of licensing rental housing

Committee to review cost benefit analysis on July 15 GUELPH, ON, July 8, 2013 – Community members are invited to participate as Guelph’s Planning, Building Engineering and Environment Committee considers options for the City to license rental housing. A report showing how a licensing program could be financed will be presented to the committee on Monday, July 15. The City is working to determine if, in addition to enforcing existing by-laws, and community education programs, a licensing program could help increase the health, safety, and well-being of tenants, and reduce disruptive behaviour, and destabilization of neighbourhoods with high concentrations of rental housing. “We’re committed to working with property owners, landlords, tenants and other community members to create and maintain vibrant neighbourhoods for all residents to… Continue reading Guelph considers cost of licensing rental housing

July 15 meeting to discuss rental housing cost/benefit analysis

Community members are invited to participate as Guelph’s Planning, Building Engineering and Environment Committee discusses the costs and benefits of a potential licensing program for rental housing. The following report shows how a licensing program could be financed, and how it could improve conditions in neighbourhoods with high concentrations of rental housing. It will be presented to the committee on: Monday, July 15, 2 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall 1 Carden Street Guelph, Ontario N1H 3A1 To address the committee or submit written comments, community members are invited to contact the City Clerk’s office at 519-519-837-5603 or clerks@guelph.ca by Friday, July 12 at 9 a.m. View the committee meeting agenda Learn more about rental housing regulations and activities

March 5 announcement to explain changes to zoning by-law

Guelph will explore licensing program for rental housing GUELPH, ON, March 1, 2012 – During a meeting on March 5, City Council will share information that led to its decision to repeal a zoning by-law amendment on shared rental housing and take steps to repeal an interim control by-law that prevented the development of certain types of shared rental housing in parts of the city. Because these matters involved legal advice and ongoing litigation, they were discussed in a closed session of Council on January 30. In the open session that followed, Council repealed the zoning by-law amendment, and announced its decision to bring forward a by-law to repeal the interim control by-law. “On February 27 Council voted to waive solicitor-client privilege and confidentiality on… Continue reading March 5 announcement to explain changes to zoning by-law