Landlord Facing 305 Charges and 61 Outstanding Work Orders Fails to Convince Judge That Waterloo’s Rental Housing Licensing Program Is Unconstitutional
A residential landlord is $50,000 poorer after unsuccessfully challenging the constitutionality of the City of Waterloo’s Rental Housing Licensing Program.
In 2011 the City of Waterloo implemented By-law047 and a new comprehensive rental housing licensing program. The purpose was, among other things, to improve the health and safety of residential tenants.
The program requires most landlords of low-rise units to submit:
- A general inspection report from the electrical safety authority (every 5 years);
- An HVAC certificate (every 5 years);
- Proof of insurance (required annually);
- A criminal record check (every 5 years); and
- A floor plan for each unit.
Landlords are . . . [more]