Bylaw could mean loss of 30 per cent of Hamilton’s rental units
By Samantha Craggs, CBC News
Landlords packed Hamilton’s council chambers Tuesday afternoon to protest a proposed new plan to license rental units.
The landlords attended a planning committee meeting where councillors examined a proposal that would see landlords of buildings with six or fewer units apply for a licence.
The staff report also recommended a “permanent proactive bylaw enforcement program” that would see 17 new staff hired in the city’s bylaw enforcement division over the next two years.
To get a licence, landlords would have to provide a property maintenance plan, proof of insurance and zoning verification, among other documentation.
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