Tenants

renting in canada - how to secure a home before you arrive in canada

Rent In Canada: How To Secure A Home Before Coming To Canada

For many newcomers, finding a place to rent in Canada can be a daunting task. Instead of trying to secure a rental right after you land, a better option is to secure a home before arriving in Canada. In this article, we'll show you how to secure a place in Canada from abroad by doing everything online — search, apply, view, sign and pay. How to search online for a home to ...

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FAQ liv rent answers your questions about rent deposits in ontario

FAQ: Everything You Need To Know About Rent Deposits In Ontario

Frequently Asked Questions: Everything you Need To Know About Rent Deposits In Ontario For both renters and landlords in Ontario, rent deposits are at best a tricky subject to navigate, and can often lead to confusion and even money being lost down the line. There's a ton of dubious information out there surrounding the subject, and it's important for both parties to be aware of their rights and responsibilities when it ...

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guide for first time renters

[Updated November 2021] Renting 101: Our Top Tips For First Time Renters

Hi there! We're liv.rent and we make renting easier for everyone. If you're a first-time renter, then check out this infographic we made just for you — it'll help you navigate the rental market like an expert. And if you're ready to join us on liv.rent, then you can start your journey off on the right foot! Step 1: Searching for rentals Step 2: How to prepare for an apartment viewing Step 3: ...

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students going to canada to study

The Best Off-Campus Housing For International Students Coming To Canada Fall 2021

It's hard to be a student. There's a lot of pressure, especially during exam times! But add on the fact that you are coming to school from abroad and there's a global pandemic happening? International students are already feeling stress before the Fall 2021 semester even starts. We're liv.rent and in this constantly shifting COVID-19 landscape, we wanted to create a resource for international students coming to study in Canada this ...

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Vancouver rentals month to month

The Best Month-To-Month Rentals In Vancouver

One-year leases are standard across Vancouver, but they're not ideal for everyone. If you're new to the city and unsure which neighbourhood is right for you or don't feel like being tied down, then standard one-year leases can be oppressive. But there are places out there that have month-to-month rentals. They can be harder to find, so this guide is here to help. We're liv.rent, a rental listings platform that makes ...

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Rental applications in Ontairo

Applying For A Rental In Ontario Part 4: How Do I Fill Out A Rental Application?

Once you've found your next home, then it's time to fill out a rental application. But if you're a first-time renter, then the application process can be a bit overwhelming. Hi there, we're liv.rent, and we're here to help make renting safe and straightforward. Our FAQ series, all about the rental application process in Ontario, is designed to help you navigate with ease. You can subscribe to our newsletter to keep updated ...

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Applying for a place to rent in Ontario FAQ

Applying For A Rental In Ontario Part 3: What Can A Landlord Ask For On A Rental Application In Ontario?

Landlords require a lot of sensitive information as part of the rental process, but do you know what they're allowed to ask you?Welcome to our FAQ series, we're liv.rent and we're your all-in-one platform that makes renting safe, secure, and easy. Join us and subscribe to get updates on the Toronto rental market. In this article, we're going to go over the most popular questions that renters (including first-time renters) have about ...

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Applying for rentals in ontario.

Applying For A Rental In Ontario Part 2: What do you need when applying for a rental?

When it comes to applying for apartments in Ontario, it can take a lot of effort to put your best foot forward. Especially in a hot market where units receive hundreds of rental applications — standing out in a sea of other renters can be challenging. We’re liv.rent and on our platform, we make the rental process easy. When you fill out your profile, called a renter's resume, you can use ...

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Applying For A Rental In Ontario What is a standard rental application

Applying For A Rental In Ontario Part 1: What’s A Standard Rental Application?

Rental applications aren't the easiest things in the world to deal with, but we hope we can make it easier for you.We’re liv.rent, a platform with solutions for every step of the rental process, and we wanted to create a better way to rent. You can subscribe and get the latest updates on the Toronto rental market straight to your inbox. This is part one of our upcoming four-part series on applying for ...

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Ask An Expert: Duuo’s Katie Garland On Tenant Insurance FAQs

Welcome to “Ask An Expert” where liv.rent introduces you to the folks that know the ins and outs of the Canadian rental and real estate markets. In this “Ask An Expert,” we’re talking to Duuo's Partner Success Specialist. Duuo is an insurance distributor that's backed by The Co-operators, and Katie Garland knows first hand about the concerns landlords and renters have about tenant insurance. She spoke with liv.rent to help demystify insurance and how Duuo's ...

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