Community and Protective Services Committee

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declarations of interest
report on rental accommodations study and regulatory regime
Document 1 - Rental Housing Recommendations - EN.pdf
Document 1 - Rental Housing Recommendations - FR.pdf
Document 2 - STR Recommendations - EN.pdf
Document 2 - STR Recommendations - FR.pdf
Document 3 - Analyse du contexte.pdf
Document 3- Environmental Scan.pdf
Document 4 - Analyse du marché locatif.pdf
Document 4 - Rental Market Analysis.pdf
Document 5 - État de la situation des logements locatifs.pdf
Document 5 - Property Standards.pdf
Document 6 - Public Input on Rental Accommodations Study - EN.pdf
Document 6 - Public Input on Rental Accommodations Study - FR.pdf
Document 7 - Long-term Rental Regulation.pdf
Document 7 - Réglementation des locations de longue durée.pdf
Document 8 - Réglementation des locations de courte terme.pdf
Document 8 - Short-term Rental Regulations.pdf
Report - Rental Accommodations Study EN.pdf
Report - Rental Accommodations Study FR.pdf

Votes

ITEM: REPORT ON RENTAL ACCOMMODATIONS STUDY AND REGULATORY REGIME

Motion Yes No Absent/Recused
Motion To: WHEREAS the report dated September 23, 2019 entitled “Regulation of Long-Term Rental Accommodations” by Maclaren Municipal Consulting Inc. states as follows at Recommendations 4 and 5, respectively: “The City of Ottawa should initiate regulation and registration for rental housing with 10 or fewer dwelling units in mid-density residential zones (generally R4 and R5) where a high volume of by-law violations continues, and enhanced proactive enforcement is not an adequate response. As a pilot, regulation should be enacted in the areas of Sandy Hill and Vanier. The trial should be evaluated after two years, comparing results against other mid-densityneighbourhoods. Based on the findings, the regulatory regime could be cancelled, revised, or made permanent, and consideration could be given to extending the regime to otherneighbourhoods facing similar challenges if the regulatory approach is found to be successful”; THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council direct the General
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M. Fleury
C. Meehan
C. McKenney
E. El-Chantiry
S. Blais
J. Sudds
M. Luloff
K. Egli
D. Deans (a)
Motion To: WHEREAS clause1(f) of Section 1 of Ontario Regulation 583/06, as amended, passed under the Municipal Act, 2001, states that the municipality does not have power, in a business licensing by-law, “to provide for a system of licenses with respect to businesses trading in real estate”; AND WHEREAS Subsection 1(2) of Regulation 583/06 provides that, in clause 1(f), the term “trade” is to have the same meaning as in section 1 of the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002, which defines “trade” as including “a disposition or acquisition of or transaction in real estate by sale, purchase, agreement for purchase and sale, exchange, option, lease, rental or otherwise and any offer or attempt to list real estate for the purpose of such a disposition, acquisition or transaction, and any act, advertisement, conduct or negotiation, directly or indirectly, in furtherance of any disposition, acquisition, transaction, offer or attempt, and the verb “trade” has a corresp
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S. Blais
M. Fleury
M. Luloff
K. Egli
C. Meehan
C. McKenney
E. El-Chantiry
J. Sudds
D. Deans (a)
Motion To: WHEREAS the City regulates Rooming Houses through building, fire, health, licensing, property standards and zoning requirements, with those requirements currently including a 1:5 ratio of washroom facilities to tenants, and no requirement for the rooming house operator to provide certain kitchen amenities; AND WHEREAS the staff report on the Rental Accommodations Study and Regulatory Regime is not proposing any regulatory changes with respect to Rooming Houses, citing concerns about additional potential cost impacts to rooming house operators and residents of any increased requirements for rooming house facilities including potential renovation costs; AND WHEREAS, (a) the washroom facilities to tenant ratio should be 1:4; (b) kitchen amenities should include one microwave oven and one stove top, with one set of such appliances for every 4 tenants; and, (c) one functioning mini-refrigerator for each Rooming House unit; AND WHEREAS, the Community and Social Services Department
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M. Fleury
K. Egli
C. Meehan
C. McKenney
E. El-Chantiry
S. Blais
J. Sudds
M. Luloff
D. Deans (a)
Motion To: That the Community and Protective Services Committee recommend Council direct Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department staff to provide in the consultation and report that is to accompany the temporary use zoning by-law outlined in the report, a further provision, also on a temporary three year basis, that will permit short term rentals: a) in a secondary dwelling unit where the primary unit is occupied by the person with the permit for the short term rental in the secondary dwelling unit or, b) in a solely residential use building of three dwelling units or less, in a second dwelling unit within the residential use building where another unit is occupied by the person with the permit for the dwelling unit being used for the purposes of the short term rental
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E. El-Chantiry
S. Blais
M. Luloff
M. Fleury
J. Sudds
K. Egli
C. Meehan
C. McKenney
D. Deans (a)
Motion To: That Community and Protective Services Committee recommend that Council: 1. Receive the following reports related to the Rental Accommodations Study: a. “Rental Accommodations Literature Review and Inter-Jurisdictional Scan”, Prism Economics and Analysis, 2019, attached as Document 3, b. “City of Ottawa Rental Market Analysis”, Prism Economics and Analysis, 2019, attached as Document 4, c. “Regulation of Long-Term Rental Accommodations”, Maclaren Municipal Consulting Inc., September 23, 2019, attached as Document 7, and d. “Regulation of Short-Term Rental Accommodation”, Maclaren Municipal Consulting Inc., September 23, 2019, attached as Document 8, and
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E. El-Chantiry
S. Blais
M. Fleury
J. Sudds
M. Luloff
K. Egli
C. Meehan
C. McKenney
D. Deans (a)
Motion To: 2. Approve the recommended regulatory framework for Rental Housing as described in this report and set out in Document 1 – Regulatory Regime for Rental Housing, and a. direct the General Manager of Emergency and Protective Services to develop the proposed Rental Property Management By-law and related by-law amendments for approval by the Community and Protective Services Committee and Council in 2020, as described in this report, and b. approve, for immediate implementation, an increased flat re-inspection fee of $500 in Schedule A of the Property Standards By-law (2013-416, as amended), as described in this report, and
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E. El-Chantiry
S. Blais
M. Fleury
J. Sudds
M. Luloff
K. Egli
C. Meehan
C. McKenney
D. Deans (a)
Motion To: 3. Approve the recommended regulatory framework for Short-Term Rental (STR) Accommodations as described in this report and set out in Document 2 –Regulatory Regime for Short-Term Rentals, and a. Direct the General Manager of Emergency and Protective Services to develop the proposed Short -Term Rental By-law and related by-law amendments for approval by the Community and Protective Services Committee and Council, and b. Direct the General Manager of Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development to develop a Temporary Use By-law for short-term rental use in residential areas, for approval by Planning Committee and Council, as described in this report, and c. Direct the City Treasurer and City Solicitor to conduct a review of the Municipal Accommodations Tax revenues to fund the short-term rental requirements, and if funds are not available, direct the City Treasurer and City Solicitor to develop the required by-law to amend the Municipal Accommodations Tax By-law in orde
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M. Fleury
J. Sudds
K. Egli
C. Meehan
C. McKenney
E. El-Chantiry
S. Blais
M. Luloff
D. Deans (a)
Motion To: 4. Approve 2.0 temporary Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs) for Rental Housing enforcement and administration, and 6.0 temporary FTEs and 1.0 additional temporary FTE (first year of implementation only) for Short-Term Rental Accommodations enforcement and administration, for a total of temporary 8.0 FTEs and 1.0 additional temporary FTE (first year of implementation only), effective upon implementation of the regulatory regimes set out in Recommendations 2 and 3, to be funded through revenue generated from fees and the Municipal Accommodation Tax, as described in this report.
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E. El-Chantiry
S. Blais
M. Fleury
J. Sudds
M. Luloff
K. Egli
C. Meehan
C. McKenney
D. Deans (a)

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Keith Egli keith.egli@ottawa.ca 613-580-2479
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