What is a rental property?

A rental property is any type of home or dwelling unit that is not occupied by the owner of record.

Rental properties are defined as "residential property in which the owner does not reside." This means a house could be occupied by an owner’s relative or friend who is paying less than market value; providing house-sitting services; paying utilites only or paying no rent at all and still be considered a rental.  

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1. What is a rental property?
2. Are any properties exempt from the RHIP?
3. What if I don't collect rent for this property?
4. Do I need to register my rental property every year?
5. I own more than one rental. Do I need to pay a separate registration fee per property?
6. Will I be notified of the inspection?
7. What if violations are caused by the tenant?
8. Can a tenant refuse an inspection?
9. What services do the fees pay for?
10. What are the program fees?
11. How will the RHIP fees be collected?
12. Is the Housing Stock Fee (HSF) per rental unit or per rental property?
13. Can the program fees be passed on to the tenants?
14. Will the fees change?