Attention Ottawa Tenants! New Rules and Standards for Rental Housing

Attention Ottawa Tenants!

You will be affected by new rules and standards recently introduced by the City of Ottawa to improve rental housing in our city. These changes include a new Bylaw that came into effect in September 2021. Read on to learn some key things that you should know as a tenant about renting a unit in Ottawa!

What Tenants in Ottawa Need to Know! New Rules and Standards for Rental Housing

This sheet is only a snapshot. For full information, please consult the City of Ottawa’s website:

You may also request from the City a paper copy of the “Guide for Tenants,” by phone at 613-580-2500 ext. 29529, or by email at