Evaluating Your Options
When choosing a place to live, careful evaluation of prospective accommodations is important. Safety, cleanliness and location are often key concerns. For parents, access to schools, parks and daycare are usually very important.
To help you plan your search and evaluate different rentals we have compiled four worksheets, which can be found in the worksheets section of this guide:
If you choose to rent a commercial space, such as a warehouse or industrial unit and convert it to a living space you will likely not be covered by the landlord-tenant legislation in your province. Space intended for business use offers the tenant much less protection.
When looking at a rental, speak to current tenants. If applicable, view the actual suite where you'll live, not a model.