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Renter resource centre

In most cities, there is a limited supply of rental apartments, homes and suites. This renter resource centre is designed to help you find the right home. Below are a number of articles that range from conducting your initial search to negotiating a lease. If you have a specific question that you would like us to answer, please email us.

Finding a home to rent

Are you looking for a new home to rent? Learn how to use regular tools to search for a home or apartment to rent and some often overlooked search methods. Also learn what questions to ask when viewing the rental.

Selecting a roommate

Do you know how to choose the perfect roommate? Learn what to look for and the important questions you need to ask before living with someone.

Preparing a roommate agreement

Now that you've found a roommate, it's time to sign an agreement. Learn the details you and your roommate should discuss before living together and some potential questions you may need to ask.

Finding insurance with a roommate

Learn why you need tenants insurance when living with a roommate. Also, learn the pros and cons of sharing a policy with your roommate.

Signing a lease with a roommate

When moving in with a roommate, who is going to sign and be named as a “tenant” in the rental agreement? Learn your rights as a renter with a roommate and how to set up your agreement.

Solving common issues when living with a roommate

When living with a roommate, friend or not, some annoyances are bound to come up. Learn how you can solve some common issues when renting a place with someone else.

12 Money saving tips for college and university students

College and university can be expensive to attend in Canada. From tuition to housing costs and having a social life, these expenses can add up! However, it doesn’t always have to be. Here are 12 money saving tips for college and university students, so you can have financial freedom when you graduate.

11 Top apartment security tips for renters

From a security standpoint, renting has a downside: apartment-dwellers are much more likely to be the victims of a break-in than homeowners. Read our tips.

Completing a home rental application

As a renter, you will need to complete a rental application before you can begin living there. Understand all the details in a home rental application so you can complete it with confidence.

Negotiating and signing a residential lease

Signing a new lease as a tenant can be a big commitment. Before you do, learn how to negotiate the lease, what common details you need to review and other tips to make sure you can enjoy your new home without stress from a landlord.

Responsibilities for rental unit repairs

As a renter, the various residential tenancy acts across Canada clearly describe responsibilities for repairs to rental units. Learn what you are responsible for and what your landlord is responsible for.

Residential rental units checklist

If you are considering renting a residential rental unit in Canada, be sure to review this checklist before you decide to move forward.

Top reasons you need to get tenant insurance

Do you really need tenants insurance in Canada? Find out the top reasons why you should have tenant insurance, regardless if your landlord requires it or not.

Tenant insurance versus landlord insurance

Learn the difference between tenant insurance and landlord insurance. As a tenant, you can't rely on your landlord's insurance. Find out why.