Residential Rental Housing By-Law On Deck in Oakville


A by-law is in the works for Oakville landlords and tenants.

The Town of Oakville is putting together a new residential rental housing licensing by-law that will give the town the ability to manage low-rise residential rental housing in an effort to balance the needs of property owners with those of residents looking for safe, adequate and properly maintained rental accommodation.

Under this by-law, landlords will have to apply for a licence and renew it annually.

The matter is being addressed at planning and development council on Nov. 6.

A staff report will present information on the nature and impacts of the local residential rental market, and recommend a proposed approach for new residential rental housing regulations for Oakville, including a proposed licensing bylaw and implementation plan.

Public consultation took place last May to discuss various topics related to a residential rental housing bylaw such as safety, regulations and enforcement, and neighbourhood impact.

The meeting is taking place at Town Hall at 7 p.m.

Residents are invited to attend to learn more.

The report is scheduled to go to council for consent with final approval in first quarter of 2018.

Residents who wish to speak at the before council may register as a delegate with the Clerk's department by noon the day of the meeting at 905-815-6015 or by e-mail: townclerk [at] oakville [dot] ca

If you can attend the meeting on Nov. 6 and have accessibility needs, please contact Clerk's department by Nov. 2 at 905-815-6015 (TTY: 905-338-4200), email townclerk [at] oakville [dot] ca, or by filling out the accessible feedback form.

Comments can also be sent in by e-mail at enforcementservices [at] oakville [dot] ca

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