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.
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.
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.
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.