Are you a newcomer to Canada and want to find a home for rent in Ontario ? 💁♀️ These tips are exactly for you:
🤝 Understand the Landlord-Tenant laws in your area
Researching the Landlord-Tenant laws is important to make sure you, as the tenant, understand your rights and responsibilities.
🔍 Carefully inspect the property
Check every inch of the property. Inspect water system, air conditioning unit, door and window locks, plumbing (make sure to flush the toilets), etc. Be sure to ask the realtor (Me 💁♀️) about the upkeep of the property, and when it was last maintained.
🗓 Pay your rent on time
You’ll need to pay your rent on time after you move into your new house. Rent can be paid with cash payments, checks or electronically – you can decide how it’s more convenient for you. However try not to be late ever, or if there is an emergency – notify your landlord in advance.
🏞 Choose an area most convenient for you
Take into consideration all the important factors when choosing your home. If you’re moving in with school-age children – make sure that there is a good school in the neighborhood, if you are a fan of active lifestyle – you should look for a home in a more dynamic environment – e.g. the downtown.
🙋♀️ Try to make friends with the neighbors
Don’t think that there is no need to connect with the neighbors as you are a temporary inhabitant in there. Good neighbors may later become good friends, as well as may help you when there is a need for that. Not knowing anyone in the area is definitely not the best option.
In a word, take your rented apartment as if it were your permanent home. Take care of it, maintain good relations with your realtor and the neighbors, let us know if you have any concerns – and I guarantee that you’ll have the best experience being a tenant! 😊