All property owners are required to maintain their property in relation to the surrounding properties and residents.
The Property Standards By-law applies to matters such as: dilapidated buildings in need of maintenance work such as paint, eaves troughing, holes in the roof, deterioration on the exterior or unsafe conditions, holes in foundations, steps not safe, and unoccupied buildings not closed off to public access.
The Property Standards Committee is established under the authority of the Building Code Act, 1992 SO. 1992 c. 23 and the Township’s Property Standards By-law 50/2018.
The members of the Property Standards Committee are appointed by the Council of the Township of Guelph/Eramosa to hear the appeal of any owner or occupant who has been served with an Order issued under the Property Standards By-law and who is not satisfied with the terms or conditions of the Order.
The Property Standards Committee is a quasi-judicial body that hears appeals by property owners or their agents who have received an order of the By-law Enforcement/Property Standard Officer from the Township.
The responsibilities of the Committee will be to:
- Confirm the Property Standards Order; or
- Modify the Property Standards Order; or
- Quash the Property Standards Order; or
- Extend the time for complying with the order provided that, in the opinion of the Committee, the general intent and purpose of the Property Standards By-law is maintained.
Agendas and Minutes for the Property Standards Committee