To find rental listings, such as basement apartments, you can check out online platforms like Kijiji (kijiji.ca), Craigslist (craigslist.ca), or Facebook Marketplace.
– Rent faster (rentfaster.ca),
– Rentals.ca (rentals.ca),
– Pad Mapper (padmapper.com)
One can look for basement apartment listings in local newspapers' classified ads. Certain neighborhoods still publish rental ads in print publications.
Community Bulletin Boards
To find rental listings in your desired area, consider checking the physical bulletin boards at community centers, libraries, or grocery stores.
Real Estate Agents
Consider contacting nearby real estate agents who might have details about basement apartments that are currently available for rent.
Word of Mouth
Consider asking your friends or colleagues for any leads on basement apartments.
University/College Housing Offices
Contact your university or college's housing office for information on off-campus housing options, such as basement rentals.
Social Media Groups
Join local Facebook groups or community forums where residents may share rental opportunities.
Drive or walk around
Look for "For Rent" signs outside properties in the neighbourhoods you're interested in.
Negotiate rent for a basement apartment if interested and within budget. Ask for a lower rent.
Safety and Legal Considerations
Check safety regulations and laws before renting a basement apartment. Have a written agreement and know your tenant's rights and responsibilities.