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UC Santa Cruz does not investigate, inspect, endorse or guarantee the condition of a rental, nor does it recommend or judge the suitability of a potential landlord. Rental advertisement information has been obtained from sources believed reliable. UC Santa Cruz has not verified it and makes no guarantee, warranty or representation about it. You and your advisors should conduct a careful, independent investigation of the property to determine to your satisfaction the suitability of the rental property for your needs. UC Santa Cruz is not responsible or liable for the consequences of any off-campus housing arrangement and does not endorse or sponsor any of the agencies, services, advertisements, properties or landlords included on the website. Students are under no obligation to use this service or rent from companies or individuals listed. UC Santa Cruz assumes no responsibility for contracts/leases between individuals.

 

LISTING REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Security Deposits:
    1. Security deposit not to exceed 2 month’s rent for unfurnished units, and not to exceed 3 month’s rent for furnished units. California Civil Code 1950.5 Law section
       
  2. Non-Refundable Fees:
    1. No non-refundable cleaning fees allowed per California Civil Code 1950.5 Law section
    2. Application fees not to exceed $52.46 per CA Civil Code 1950.6 Law section
       
  3. Smoke Alarms/CO2 Alarms:
    1. Smoke/CO2 alarm required by law: Cal. Health & Safety Code § 13113.7 Law section and 2010 California Code :: Health and Safety Code :: Chapter 8. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act Of 2010. Homes that are constructed after 1992 are required by California law to have hardwired smoke detectors, while those built prior to 1992 can have battery-operated units.
    2. Santa Cruz County requirements for Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
    3. City of Santa Cruz requirements for Residential Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm
       
  4. Vouchers - Section 8:
    1. On October 8, 2019, Gavin Newsom signed a law, SB 329 to prohibit landlords from discriminating against tenants who use housing vouchers to pay their rent (read more here). Listings cannot state that vouchers are not accepted. 
       
  5. No Discriminatory Language:
    1. No discriminatory language is allowed in listings, including “Professional”, “single”, “safe” or “secure”, “grad student”, “year in school”, a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical conditions related to them, as well as gender and perception of gender), sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, familial status, source of income, disability, medical condition, or age), as well as any other discriminatory terms.
    2. No preferential language is allowed in listings about what type of UCSC affiliate may apply (no statements about “Faculty only”, etc.)

  6. Listing Restrictions:
    1. Bedrooms cannot be listed in other spaces such as a living room, dining room, walk-in closet, garage, RV, etc.
    2. Short-term listings that are less than an academic term or summer session will not be allowed.

 

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20th Anniversary!
Jun 06, 2024

Places4Students.com has reached the milestone of 20 years in business. We would like to extend a warm Thank You to all the partners, students and landlords who have used this website and supported us in reaching this milestone!

In the News
Jun 12, 2024

Across Canada and USA, record low vacancy rates continue to affect student housing shortages and many students are desperately trying to find a place to live for next semester. We launched a nationwide media campaign to encourage assistance from the public by asking homeowners, "Would you be willing to rent your spare room to a student?"

There are lots of benefits to having a student reside in your home as a tenant, including extra income and sharing household chores. Our partner schools are helping to raise awareness too and many are offering FREE or reduced listing prices to generate more housing options for their students online.

  • TimminsToday: Student housing website looking for more uptake in Timmins
  • Global News: Hundreds of students on waitlists for on-campus housing
  • CBC News: Hundreds of students hunting for housing as campus residences are full
  • SooToday: Become a Sault College Student Housing Hero
  • VIU Blog: Thinking of renting to students this year?
  • Guelph Today: Housing hunger games
  • Global News: U Calgary dealing with student housing shortage
  • CTV News: Students struggle to find housing for Fall semester
  • iHeart Radio: Plea to the public by Places4Students
  • CBC News: Student housing crisis
  • Global News: Students could face challenges when looking for housing this September
  • CTV News: Students scramble to find housing as summer ends
  • Radio-Canada: Des étudiants de Victoria peinent à trouver un logement pour la rentrée
  • FM101 Today: Students finding it difficult to find living arrangements
  • Times Colonist: Most difficult year for students hunting for housing
  • NewsBreak: UCSC students struggling to find housing

Students continue to search for affordable housing this fall. Can YOU help? Post your rental or spare room today!

225+ Campuses on Places4Students.com!
Jun 06, 2024

We have expanded our Partner School list to over 225 campuses and now have the following academic institutions added to our service:

  1. Ace Acumen Academy
  2. Brock University
  3. Buck Institute for Research on Aging
  4. College Boreal
  5. College Universel Montreal
  6. Columbia College
  7. Dawson College
  8. Fanshawe College
  9. Hackensack MSOM
  10. International Business University
  11. Keyano College
  12. Loyalist College in Port Hope
  13. McMaster University
  14. New Brunswick Community College
  15. Niagara College Toronto
  16. Northern College
  17. North Island College
  18. Norquest College
  19. Roosevelt University
  20. Toronto School of Management 
  21. Universite´ de l'Ontario francais
  22. University of Guelph Ridgetown
  23. University of Waterloo Cambridge
  24. Wilfrid Laurier University Milton

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