Every city has varying rules that you should be aware of when you move in. Note the following city bylaws to avoid losing some of your money to city or provincial accounts!
- London has a 24/7 Noise Bylaw.
- The Police can charge each and every tenant for a noise violation. Tickets start at approximately $200 but can escalate and be as much as a fine up to $2,000.
GARBAGE & RECYCLING
- London has a schedule where your collection day changes every week. You cannot put your garbage out until after 6 p.m. the night before collection day.
Blue Box Sale
Blue Box - $8 and City Map - $2 (Prices include taxes).
Available at the Off-campus Housing Office.
- This is a charge whereby Police feel individuals have purposely caused problems for their neighbours.
- This requires a court appearance and each and every tenant could face a fine of up to $5,000 and jail time.
- Students in the past have been fined $800 for a first offence.
- The Liquor Licence Act prohibits the consumption of alcohol anywhere other than a residence or licenced area. A residence is defined as a place that is actually occupied and used as a dwelling and does NOT include public places.
- Any occupant (tenant) could be held liable for the actions of intoxicated individuals leaving their premises...even if the person only consumed their own alcohol.
- Sometimes individuals have done things (taken road signs, stolen neighbour's lawn ornaments, etc.) which seem harmless at the time.
- Property vandalism of public or private property is a criminal offense and while there may be a monetary fine, more importantly, it could affect certain career paths that individuals wish to pursue.
- Grass must be kept short, junk and litter must be cleaned off lawns, and outside furniture must be minimal and not an eyesore.
You should note that in the City, it is illegal to park a vehicle in any of the following locations:
- between the curb and the sidewalk
- over the sidewalk
- between the sidewalk and the street line (ie. street allowance)
- on the street between 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. every day
- on the front lawn
As single family-homes can often only accommodate a maximum of two cars in a driveway or garage, please do not plan to have more cars than there are spaces available.
Note: In the front yard, driveways cannot exceed 50% of the width of the lot to a maximum of 6 metres, whichever is the lesser, on properties with frontages of less than 15 metres. Parking spaces cannot be created between the street setback and the street line. You can only park in tandem to the driveway area and not on the grass; thus you should ensure the driveway has a proper covering. If you have questions, please call (519) 661-4537.
Tickets may be issued for parking illegally.
You can check out our Housing Mediation Service for information about Good Neighbour Guide, Fire Safety, Keg Parties, Party Tips 101 and more.