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2.11 Summary

There’s a lot to think about when it comes to finding a place to rent. Here’s a summary of what you just learned:

  • Make sure you are covered by BC’s Residential Tenancy Act, which provides renters with important protections.
  • There are different types of rental units, and it is important to understand how your rights and responsibilities change depending on the housing you live in.
  • Be resourceful when searching for rental housing.  Try using both online and in-person approaches.
  • When you find a place that interests you, contact the landlord to ask some basic questions and book a viewing.
  • Whenever possible, visit a potential rental unit and meet the landlord before signing a tenancy agreement or paying a security deposit.
  • When attending viewings, be sure to make a good impression and get the information you need to make a well-informed decision.