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Public Health Act

The registered owner of a house premises shall ensure that:

  • roofs, foundations, walls, windows, and doors must be waterproof, windproof and weatherproof
  • walls, ceilings, windows, and floors are in good repair with no major cracks
  • ceiling, walls, doors, floors, and floor coverings are in good repair and easy to clean
  • cooking and food storage equipment (if supplied by the owner) is kept repaired and replaced when necessary
  • common areas must be kept clean and sanitary
  • hot water is maintained at 46 degrees Celsius; cold water available
  • no leaks or plumbing defects
  • residence is free of nuisances & pests (ie: bed bugs)
  • proper ventilation in the bathroom
  • the heating system must be able to maintain at least 22 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) in all rooms

Note: This is a summary of only those sections of the Public Health Act Housing Regulations, most commonly relied upon by landlords and tenants. For complete information, you should refer directly to the Public Health Act Housing Regulation

You can call the Public Health Inspector at 780-791-6078 for more information.

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