Housing: Tips and Definitions ENG

Depending on how often you move, you may consider living in furnished units so as to avoid the hassles and cost of moving furniture. There are quite a few furnished units in Waterloo, and many landlords have extra furniture that they would be willing to put into the unit; sometimes for free, sometimes for a cost.

Another point to consider is the cost of utilities (and internet), and whether they are included in the “rental” price. You should also inquire about laundry facilities, whether they are on-site, coin-operated or at a Coin Laundry nearby.

Bachelor (or Studio) apartments refer to a unit consisting of a large room, kitchen and bathroom.

Always read through the lease agreement prior to signing, pay close attention to landlord entry, maintenance, and any other costs that may be included. It is not rare for landlords or sublettes to ask for a post dated deposit.

In case of conflicts or grievances, you can file an application through the Landlord and Tenant Board.


Housing: Tips and Definitions ENG