Halifax rental registry bylaw delayed until spring

No one knows how many rental units there are in Halifax or what state they are in. but a new rental registry coming sometime next year could change that.

On Tuesday, the new Halifax regional council amended the Respecting Standards for Residential Occupancies bylaw, also known as M-200. The bylaw outlines the minimum standards that residential properties must meet with fire safety and basic living conditions. Last year, a request from council asked municipal staff to prepare amendments to the bylaw “that include provisions for mandatory registration of rentals,” but instead those will be included in a separate report expected to be ready for council in the spring… [Read More]