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 and better understand renters insurance. 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.
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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.
Do you know how to choose the right roommate? Learn what to look for, the important questions you need to ask before living with someone and how to finalize your roommate decision.
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.
Learn why you need tenants insurance when living with a roommate. Also, learn the pros and cons of sharing a policy with your 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.
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.
Choosing a roommate in college can be stressful. It isn’t an exact science, but you can try to eliminate some potential disasters by using these handy tips.
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.
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.
Sending kids off to college can sometimes be a difficult experience for a parent. Many times, you're sending them off to a different city or province.
One of the greatest surprises for a student away at university or college is receiving a care package from your family and friends. Learn different themes and types of care packages you can surprise your child or friend with.
When you live away from home, It’s important to make sure your belongings and valuables are protected from the unexpected. Learn your insurance options as a student living away from home, and why it’s important to be insured.
Help make your child’s move to post-secondary learning as smooth as possible. There are a number of ways to ease the transition for your teen.
Learn how to prevent your belongings and identity from being stolen while you are at college and on campus.
Learn about the responsibilities of renters living in Quebec. Find out about responsible use, repairs, landlord visits, and more.
Learn how to transfer a residential lease (or sublet to someone else) if you live in Quebec. Plus, insurance considerations and FAQs.
Keep your apartment warm in the winter (without wasting any money) with these 9 helpful tips for beating the cold.
Learn the basic rights a tenant in Canada has when faced with eviction, and find links to specific information for each province.
Learn about evictions in BC, including the legal reasons to evict a tenant, the correct process, and a tenant's rights when served eviction notice.
Learn how evictions work in Alberta, including the process a landlord must follow and the valid reasons for ending a tenancy.
Learn about the eviction process in Saskatchewan, including what landlords need to do to serve notice and the tenant's rights if they do.
Learn about the process of eviction in Manitoba, including the steps a landlord must follow and the tenant's rights when faced with eviction.
Learn about the eviction process in Ontario, including what a landlord must do and a tenant's rights when served an eviction notice.
Learn about the forms of eviction in Quebec, including repossession and lease termination, and a tenant's rights when receiving eviction notice.
When you move into a new apartment, make sure to run through this list of safety tips, from locating water shutoff valves to securing doors.
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.
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.
As a tenant, 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.
If you are considering renting a residential rental unit in Canada, be sure to review this checklist before you decide to move forward.
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.
Learn the difference between tenant insurance and landlord insurance. As a tenant, you can't rely on your landlord's insurance. Find out why.