See the place you are considering
What does it look like?
Once you see an advertisment for a place that you might want to rent it is vital that you make every effort to go and see a house before you make any commitment to rent it out. Look at the ad carefully and assess EVERTHING that is written.
below is an example of a rental advertisment:
- Hamel street: immed. 3 bdrm house furn. Exc Cond. POU $990/month. Call 709 555 5555
Follow these steps when searching for accommodation:
- Inspect the advertisment carefully
Make sure that the house is close to MUN or near a bus route. Look out for key words like POU Pay Own Utilities), whether rent is for all rooms or just one room, as well as the date of availability.
- Select at least 3 potential places for inspection
Narrow down your search using the 3 main search criteria: Type, Location, and Cost.
- Make an appointment to see the landlord
Always try to take a friend with you to view the property because they might be able to spot things that you would not have noticed.
Here is a list of questions you should ask when meeting the landlord or viewing the property, what to look for and how to do a viewing!!
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Still have questions? Email our housing coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org