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Vacant Building By-law

The City of London requires that all owners of a vacant building shall:


  • ensure it is secured against unauthorized entry,


  • maintain liability insurance on the vacant building and


  • protect the building against the risk of fire, accident or other danger.


For the purpose of the By-law, "vacant building" is defined as a building or part of a building that is not used by an owner or is not occupied by an owner. The Ontario Fire Code also requires that all vacant buildings be secured against unauthorized entry.

If you would like to report a vacant building, please email us or call 519-661-4565.  You may also notify the Property Standards Division

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