Standards of Maintenance
Municipal Standards of Maintenance (SoM) Bylaws allow local government to force landlords to keep their rental buildings in good repair. Although not all municipalities have SoM bylaws, TRAC strongly encourages all municipalities to not only pass these bylaws but strictly enforce them.
List of Standards of Maintenance Bylaws
The importance of SoM bylaws has been recognized for years and by a number of studies, including:
West Coast Environmental Law has produced the following publications on Pesticides