Renter’s Guide

Find information on renting in Canada, including tenant and landlord responsibilities, renting with pets, and how to find a roommate.

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5 key responsibilities as a renter

There’s more to being a tenant than setting up the wifi and lo-fi and relaxing in your new space. In order to have a long-lasting, respectful relationship with…

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What do renters want? (infographic)

Real estate investors need to consider not just the purchase price of a rental property, but also the potential monthly rental income, as well as the type of...

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How to avoid rental fraud

Rental listing scams typically aim to steal your money. When trying to find the right apartment, protect yourself from rental frauds by looking out for these...

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How to find a roommate

Do #adulting tasks — like first dates, wardrobe malfunctions and finding a roommate — leave you in a cold sweat? We can't help with first impressions, but...

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A guide to a standard lease agreement

Protect your rights as a tenant by investing the time for a detailed review of the terms of your lease. If there is any aspect of it that you feel unsure...

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How to protect yourself as a tenant

To be a good tenant with a great landlord you first need to learn your rights. We'll walk you through the basics of how to protect yourself as a...

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Gift Guide: 10 great gifts for renters

Spread a little bit of that traditional holiday cheer with any one of these great gifts for the renter in your life. The best part? When they move they can...

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