In 2022, the Town of Creston adopted the Rental Standards of Maintenance Bylaw No. 1951. The Town of Creston enacted this bylaw to establish minimum standards of maintenance for rental units and residential properties.
The purpose of this bylaw is to make sure that tenants are safe, improve the quality of rental properties, and have better rules for managing rental businesses. The bylaw is made under the Community Charter, which allows the Town to create rules that protect the community and its people. It also follows the Residential Tenancy Act, which says that landlords must provide and take care of rental properties that meet certain health, safety, and housing standards. This bylaw applies to all rental units and residential properties that are regulated by the Residential Tenancy Act.