Safe Rental Housing
Public Health Inspectors, in partnership with other agencies, work to ensure the housing environments we live in are safe and meet minimum housing standards. Public Health Inspectors may investigate certain rental housing conditions on a complaint basis.
What types of issues could a Public Health Inspector assist with?
- Lack of plumbing
- Lack of drinking water supply
- Lack of water heating facilities
- Sewer back-ups
- Rodent/insect harbourage or infestation
- Lack of heating
- Extensive mould
If you are not the current legal tenant or owner of the rental accommodation you are concerned about, keep in mind Public Health Inspectors will have limited ability to assist in rectifying the situation. Public Health inspectors do not assist in rectifying non-health related concerns such as cosmetic updating, noise violations, and appliance repairs.