Minimum Rental Standards
Council has given first reading to the Minimum Rental Standards Bylaw 1870 that would increase the standards of residential rental properties. A standards of maintenance bylaw provides local government with the ability to assist tenants who live in unsafe and unhealthy accommodation due to poor building maintenance.
The proposed Minimum Rental Standards bylaw will be a proactive bylaw that will seek to identify clearly derelict rental properties to improve the quality and livability standards within the rental market in Quesnel. A policy is also being developed to assist staff with processing community member's complaints. This policy will be brought to a future Policy and Bylaw Committee meeting for review with recommendation(s) to Council for consideration. The policy will proceed to Council with the next readings of the bylaw.