Installation of Structures Rules

Your lease states as per section 3.03

You agree not to:

  1. Make any changes, additions or alterations to the Unit (like the attachment of shelves or the building of a partition in the Unit), or any Building (like plumbing or electrical services) without our prior written consent as outlined in Schedule H (click here for a fillable PDF version of Schedule H) of this agreement. If we do consent to a change or alteration to the Unit, then whatever you have installed becomes our property, which you cannot remove and for which we will not pay you; or

The following sets out the conditions under which a tenant may be given approval to install permanent or semi-permanent facilities in the exterior yard of the leased premises.

  • An application in writing must be submitted to the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation or its’ agents complete with a sketch with dimensions showing the proposed location of the structure from the existing building and property line and also the design of the exterior structure. No installation will be permitted without the prior written consent/approval of the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation or its agent(s).
  • Only rear-yard structures/ installation will be considered for approval, and only in association with semi-detached or single-family dwellings.
  • Any and all approved installation(s) shall meet the requirement(s) of applicable municipal bylaw(s), proof of which shall be required.
  • An approved installation shall not be attached to the residential structure
  • An approved installation shall not be utilized to provide additional residential accommodation on the premises.
  • Approval/consent may be withdrawn by the property owner at any time, at its sole discretion.
  • The tenant shall remove the installation, at her/his own expense, immediately upon receiving written direction from the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation or its agent(s).
  • The tenant shall be responsible for all costs associated with the installation, with its dismantling/removal, and with the restoration of the property to the satisfaction of the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation or its agent(s) or upon vacating the unit.
  • The tenant shall maintain liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000, and the policy shall name the City of Sault Ste.. Marie, the District of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services Administration Board and the Sault Ste.. Marie Housing Corporation as additional insured parties.
  • Should the tenant fail to remove the installation as directed by the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation, the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation will remove it at the tenant's expense.