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Property Standards

Link to property standards complaint form

Our Property Standards By-law sets standards for maintenance and occupancy of the properties within The City of Cornwall. The By-law is to ensure that all property owners must maintain and repair the interior and exterior of their property in accordance with the standards of this By-law.

The By-law also addresses the physical building itself, and areas on and around the land or property.  Property owners are required to repair and maintain their property according to Property Standards By-law 2014-191.

These standards are put in place to protect the health and safety of residents as well as the general public.

The Property Standards By-law covers a large number of subject areas such as damaged/ unmaintained building interiors and exteriors, insufficient or failed heating systems, the safety of stairs, porches and ramps, etc.

Listed here are ONLY some of the standards included in this by-law:

  1. Grass and weeds are required to be maintained at a height of less than 6 inches.
  2. Properties are required to be maintained free of accumulations of garbage, refuse or debris.
  3. Buildings are to be maintained in a good condition, including the maintenance of roofs, windows, doors and eaves troughs.
  4. Sheds and detached garages are to be maintained in good condition.
  5. Rental properties are to be provided with working plumbing, heating and electrical services.

Upon receipt of a complaint, a Property Standards Officer will investigate to determine if a violation exists. The investigation may include any or all of the following actions:

  1. Contacting the owner (or tenant) to confirm the complaint is accurate.
  2. Visit the location/property to conduct an inspection to obtain confirmation of complaint.
  3. Issuing verbal or written orders to the contraveners.

However, if you are a tenant that has concerns regarding poor maintenance of your home or apartment, first advise the landlord of your concerns in writing. This gives the landlord the opportunity to address the issue. If your concerns are not adequately addressed, register a complaint with the Property Standards Clerk at 613-930-2787 ext. 2310.

 

 Property Standards Advisory Committee Agenda

March 23, 2016 - Agenda
 March 23, 2016 - Minutes
 
 

 

 


 

Yard Maintenance

The Yard Maintenance By-law sets standards for maintenance of exterior property including vegetation, waste, graffiti, front decks, open porches and carports within The City of Cornwall. The By-law is to ensure that all property owners must maintain and repair the exterior of their property in accordance with the standards of this By-law.

The Yard Maintenance By-law also addresses the physical building itself, and areas on and around the land or property.  Property owners are required to repair and maintain their property according to Yard Maintenance By-law 2013-212.

These standards are put in place to protect the health and safety of residents as well as the general public.

Listed here are ONLY some of the standards included in this by-law:

  1. Vegetation
  2. Waste
  3. Balconies and Carports
  4. Graffiti
  5. Farms
  6. Health & Safety

 


 

 

 

 


 

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