The City of Hamilton is developing a Rental Housing Unit By-law that
would require all owners (landlords) of rental units ranging from six (6)
units of less in a building to be licensed. A draft By-law will be presented
and recommended to the Planning Committee. The purpose of this Bylaw
is to ensure the health and safety of residents; maintain safe housing
options within the City of Hamilton; protect property; and prevent public
Definition of a “rental housing unit” means a room or suite of rooms
used or intended to be used by one or more persons living together as
one household, in which cooking and sanitary facilities are provided
for the exclusive use of the household, and to which an independent
entrance is provided.
The draft By-law includes: provisions for submission requirements by a
landlord to apply for a licence; duties of the landlord; licence renewals;
recommended licensing fees; and transition matters related to the
effective date of By-law.
A copy of the report will be available online atwww.hamilton.ca/licensing
(under Things You Need To Know) or copies will be available to view at
City Hall (Clerks), 71 Main Street East 2nd Floor.
In order to:
• create consistency in rental standards across the entire
City of Hamilton;
• increase the health and safety of residents;
• establish the associated fee structure for licensing rental dwelling
• maintain a safe housing stock.
December 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. – this meeting date has been set aside
as an opportunity for public delegations to discuss the staff recommended
Rental Housing Unit Licensing Model and Draft By-law, which will be
used to formulate a new By-law to regulate Rental Housing Units within
From this meeting staff have prepared a draft By-law and recommended
model to be presented to the Committee and are seeking public input.
There will be a future meeting in early 2013 where the Planning Committee
and Council will be giving formal consideration to this Licensing By-law.
For this future 2013 meeting, there will not be an opportunity for the
public to speak or register as delegates.
Hamilton City Hall
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
71 Main Street West, Hamilton
Anyone interested in making a presentation on the Draft Rental Housing
Unit By-law for the City of Hamilton is asked to pre-register as a delegation
by no later than 12:00 noon on December 10, 2012 by contacting:
City Clerk’s Office, 1st Floor, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8P 4Y5
Phone: 905-546-2424 Ext. 2729
Presentations are limited to 5 minutes.
Written submissions for inclusion in the meeting agenda are welcomed
and will be accepted by e-mail or mail at the above noted address, or by
fax (905) 546-2095, until 12:00 noon on December 10, 2012.
For comments or questions regarding the Draft By-law, contact:
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 6656
Public Meeting of the Planning Committee
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