To find rental prices, neighbourhoods, and amenities, you can utilize websites such as ViewIt and Condos.ca.
Determine your Budget
Establish a budget for rent, considering other living expenses to ensure affordability.
Gather the Necessary Documents
– Employment letter with your salary details
– Credit report
– Bank statements
Build Credit History
A positive credit history can strengthen your rental application if you are new to Canada.
Use rental Listings
Utilize online platforms, to get a great deal. Use sites/apps like Craigslist, Kijiji, Zumper, and Padmapper.
Engage with rental agents
Hire rental agents or real estate professionals. Realtor.ca is an excellent place to get started.
Arrange property viewings with landlords or property managers to see the rental unit in person.
Decide the type of Accommodation
Apartment, condo, Rooming house, House, Basement apartment and Bachelor unit/studio.
Understand Lease Agreements
Pay attention to the lease term, rent amount, rules, security deposit and responsibilities of both the tenant and landlord.
Consider getting tenant insurance to protect your personal belongings and liability in case of unforeseen events.
Check with your landlord for additional paperwork after moving in to prevent future issues.
Know your rights and obligations as a tenant in Canada from the government website.
If you are in Ontario, visit https://tribunalsontario.ca/ltb/