• URent: Your Guide to Finding Off-Campus Housing

    Finding a place to live when you're a student can be a challenge, especially if you have never rented before. Each of these modules aims to provide you with all the information you need when looking for a place in the GTA.

    These modules form a narrative when completed in order, or, you can jump right to the information that you need depending on where you are in the rental process.

    Please note that the information contained in these modules sometimes pertains to the law, specifically your rights as a renter under the law, however none of these modules constitute as legal advice. If you are seeking legal advice, please connect with our campus legal clinic, Downtown Legal Services.

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    Determining Your Needs

    In Determining Your Needs, you will learn the dollar costs of living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) as a student, and how to prepare for a housing search in this market.

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    Finding a Roommate

    In Finding a Roommate, you will learn your roommate type, as well as how to find a roommate and how to build successful roommate relationships.

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    Your Rental Search

    In Your Rental Search, you will learn how to find housing and rental listings that suit your needs, as well as scams to avoid when looking for a place to live.

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    Attending a Viewing

    In Attending a Viewing, you will learn about the rental viewing process, including features of a rental unit to examine and situations to watch out for.

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    Making a Rental Application

    In Making a Rental Application, you will learn what you need to prepare and submit as a rental application.

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    Signing a Lease

    In Signing a Lease, you will learn about the legally binding documents known as leases, and how your rights are protected under Ontario law.

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    More Resources

    These modules are just some of the resources that are offered by the Housing Services Team. If you're looking for even more information, check out our Off Campus Housing Resources library, which has all kinds of documents and links that cover every detail of off-campus housing.