Book a free inspection of your rental unit

If you’re renting a home or apartment in Guelph, you can request a free safety inspection of your rental unit from the City.

Renters in Guelph don’t always know if their rental unit meets minimum safety standards and the City is here to help. Free inspections can be especially useful if you’re moving into a new unit or if you’re unsure of the condition of the unit you’re renting now.

To arrange your free safety inspection email tenantsafety@guelph.ca or call 519-837-5615 extension 1.

Inspections take about 15 minutes and can be scheduled Monday to Friday from 9–11:30 a.m. and 1:30–4 p.m.

City inspectors check rental units to identify safety concerns related to Ontario building and fire code regulations. Safe rental units have:

  • working smoke alarms on every level and outside every sleeping area (houses built after 2013 must also have a smoke alarm in every bedroom).
  • working carbon monoxide alarms installed outside of sleeping areas if the unit contains a fuel burning appliance, fireplace or attached garage.
  • a large enough window or door to be able to get directly outside from basement bedrooms, and
  • fire separation(s) between each unit.

For more information

guelph.ca/tenants