Rental Housing Protection By-law

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Making Room for the Middle

The Rental Housing Protection By-law Has Been Approved

Thank you for your participation in the consultation process.

In June 2018, Council approved a Rental Housing Protection By-law for Mississauga.

Highlights:

  • The protection of rental housing was identified in Making Room for the Middle: A Housing Strategy for Mississauga as a priority
  • Applications for conversion or demolition of rental units after January 1, 2019 that have not received Council approval will need to obtain a permit as required by this by-law.
  • The By-law controls the conversion of rental units to condominium ownership and the demolition of rental units
  • The By-law applies when
    • there are six or more rental units
    • the City’s vacancy rate is below 3% (current vacancy rate is 0.9%*)
    • rents are 1.75% of average market rent or lower (see table below)
Unit Type
Average Market Rent ($)*
1.75% Average Market Rent ($)
Bachelor
$917
$1,605
1 Bedroom
$1,151
$2,014
2 Bedroom
$1,330
$2,328
3 Bedroom
$1,563
$2,735
Average
$1,293
$2,263
*CMHC Rental Market Report (2017)


View the Rental Housing Protection By-law and Rental Housing Protection Report to learn more.



Making Room for the Middle

The Rental Housing Protection By-law Has Been Approved

Thank you for your participation in the consultation process.

In June 2018, Council approved a Rental Housing Protection By-law for Mississauga.

Highlights:

  • The protection of rental housing was identified in Making Room for the Middle: A Housing Strategy for Mississauga as a priority
  • Applications for conversion or demolition of rental units after January 1, 2019 that have not received Council approval will need to obtain a permit as required by this by-law.
  • The By-law controls the conversion of rental units to condominium ownership and the demolition of rental units
  • The By-law applies when
    • there are six or more rental units
    • the City’s vacancy rate is below 3% (current vacancy rate is 0.9%*)
    • rents are 1.75% of average market rent or lower (see table below)
Unit Type
Average Market Rent ($)*
1.75% Average Market Rent ($)
Bachelor
$917
$1,605
1 Bedroom
$1,151
$2,014
2 Bedroom
$1,330
$2,328
3 Bedroom
$1,563
$2,735
Average
$1,293
$2,263
*CMHC Rental Market Report (2017)


View the Rental Housing Protection By-law and Rental Housing Protection Report to learn more.


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  • Hello, why the prices for rent are skyrocking? Who should be responsible for regulating prices, in Mississauga? How can a family with 2 small kids and only one working, is able to afford to pay this outrageous prices?

    Gabby asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for your interest in the City’s Rental Housing Protection By-law. 

    Rents are set by individual owners of rental units and follow the Rent Increase Guideline set by the Province of Ontario http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/ltb/.

    If you are looking for financial support for housing, you can find information from the Region of Peel at http://www.peelregion.ca/housing/.

  • Are Airbnb's part of this 2 year pilot project? I have a neighbor who runs a 6 room Airbnb unit.

    Dominic asked 11 months ago

    Thank you for your inquiry. Air BnB’s are not part of the City’s’ new Rental Housing Protection By-law.

  • What is Mississauga bylaw with regards to maximum number of occupancy in a rental house. I have a semi detached three bedroom house and our tenant lease is for five persons occupancy. I have found there are 8/9 people living in my house. I am concerned about the safety and hazardous environment in the house. Is there a city bylaw with respect to this?

    Khan asked 11 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Occupancy standards are part of the City’s  Property Standards By-law. Please call 311 for further information on the occupancy standards in the Property Standard’s By-law.

  • Hi , I want to rent 1 / 2 bed room apartment . We are 2 person.How long it would take to get the apartment for rent after applying for that and what would be the price.Thank you.

    Mor asked 12 months ago

    Rents and unit availability are different across the City. Building owners or managers will be able to give you that information for their rental buildings. 

    If you are looking for financial support for housing, you can find information from the Region of Peel at http://www.peelregion.ca/housing/.


  • Is there Mississauga regulation and controlled laws for short-term rental models like airbnb?

    Bacsianh asked about 1 year ago

    Yes. The City recently regulated its short-term rental accommodation. Details are available in the staff report.


  • Is this initiative also considering allowing more flexibility in zoning in all parts of the City to enable the creation of more rental units in areas that are now predominantly zoned for single family? Perhaps this could create a more diverse mix of residents across the city of Mississauga and not just concentrating rental properties in areas where they already exist.

    123456 asked about 1 year ago

    This initiative focuses on protecting existing rental housing. Mississauga’s housing strategy Making Room for the Middle includes 40 actions to be implemented as part of the strategy’s action plan. The housing strategy includes recommendations for protecting and increasing the city’s supply of rental housing.