March 2017
  • Navigating the rental market as an inexperienced tenant can be a precarious situation for students. They can often find themselves at somewhat of a disadvantage in some rental markets. In many cases, students lack the key components landlords are looking for such as credit history, landlord references, proof of income and more. Additionally,...
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  • Guest post from Catalyst.There’s a lot of debate around what’s most important to a student when it comes to their living preferences. Do they prefer good rates over a good location? What amenities make a property truly stand out from the competition?We decided to try to answer some of these questions by looking at what parts of a...
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  • The Ontario Residential Tenancies Actcan be a pretty intimidating document for a student renter to try and understand. If you thought a lease was full of legal jargon, try comprehending the RTA! Nonetheless, the RTA is a document that every student renter should have a basic understanding of. Here is a translation of some key sections of the RTA...
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  • When you try calling, emailing, texting, paging, Skyping and sending a pigeon courier, BUTstill cannot get in touch with the landlord!When the landlordtries sneaking in a lease clause that doesn't permit subletting, AFTER you move in!When you askseveral times for something to be fixed,ONLY to be told "not to worry about it" each...
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