Shared Rental Housing Licensing – Cost/Benefit Analysis

July 12, 2013

In response to Council’s motion to prepare a cost/benefit analysis of a potential shared rental housing licencing program prior to development of proposed regulations, a staff report is coming to the Planning, Building, Engineering and Environment (PBEE) committee on Monday, July 15.

Read more here.

Comments and input are welcome and encouraged. Rental Housing Licensing is a tool that has been implemented in several other municipalities, directed specifically to the rental of bedrooms in a detached, semi-detached and townhouse residences. Apartments buildings are regulated under other existing legislation.

This concept has sparked a great deal of debate — both for and against — and I am interested in your thoughts as Council deliberates whether this program will work for Guelph.

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