What if I don't collect rent for this property?

Any non-owner occupied property will be considered a rental property.  Rent is defined as "means to grant the possession or enjoyment of, in exchange for money or any other consideration." (CHMC 50-244) This means that a house could be occupied by an owner’s relative or friend who is paying less than market value; providing house-sitting services; paying utilities only or 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?