When viewing a potential accommodation, TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS! If the place doesn't seem safe or you don't feel you can trust the landlord, say thank you and leave, you do not need to risk your safety. Don't be pressured. Respect your landlord's wishes. Be quiet during the appropriate times. If they have a no-party policy, don't invite friends over. Respect their property. Leave it in the same condition as when you found it (or better if you can). If there is some damage done let them know about it immediately. If there are no suites available at the time you call, ask to go on a waiting list. Keep your means of transportation in mind when looking at a place. Can you park there? Are there buses nearby? Is the bus route an easy route to King's?
You will have to pay the damage deposit when you are ensured that you have the place. This money keeps your spot and will be returned to you when you move out. If there are damages or if you do not clean the place when you move out the costs will be deducted from your damage deposit before it is returned to you.
What type of person are you?
- Do you need peace and quiet? - Find a one bedroom (or bachelor) basement suite.
- Don't know how to cook or want to live someone who will take care of you? Go for Board and Room.
- Want to live independent, but still in a group? Try to find someone who is looking for a roommate.
Housing ads can be faxed or emailed to Kristin Drent, phone 780.465.3500, Ext. 8009, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ads will be posted on the website for three months. They will be automatically removed after this time.
It does take time and effort. Try to know what you are looking for before you start looking, this will hopefully aid your search, not make it harder.