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Apartment renting for newcomers

Rach WLT

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Jul 13, 2021
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I hope you:

1) Get the PR card in less than 6 months
2) Otherwise, the host let you extend your stay until you get the card (someone in this forum said not receive the card over 6 months).
I actually received my PR card in less than a month.
 

milon45

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Jul 10, 2023
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Hi,

I've recently gotten my copr and I'm planning to land sometime in the fall. My plan is to stay in an airbnb for the first couple of months. Eventually, I'd like to rent an apartment.

I'm sorry if this has been asked before. I saw a list of websites like Kijiji. ca and viewit.ca to search for apartments. Can anyone point me to a reliable website or to a post on this forum on how to deal with renting as a newcomer? Like what if I don't find employment yet, will my bank statements be sufficient? I have seen posts here that income + credit history + references are required but no one has mentioned what to do in case some of these are not applicable.

Are websites like rentals for newcomers reliable for the Ellis apartments? Are there any other rental websites that are geared to newcomers who might not have the income + credit history yet?

If anyone can link me to a website or to a post on this forum addressing this matter, I'd greatly appreciate it!

Thanks a lot.
Hi! I currently am renting and the person who owns the house put it on the market Wednesday... had someone look at it yesterday, and sold it last night. Needless to say, I'm panicking pretty badly right now. I still have between 30 days up to 3 months to find a new place and get out, but I'm having a problem FINDING the new place. I've tried Craigslist, and there seems to be quite a few bogus ads on there. I have recieved shady responses to several ads ("we're currently overseas but..." or "please send your credit report first k thanks bye") and I'm rather worried. How do I find a house to rent? Should I just drive around looking for "for rent" signs in windows? Are there any websites for home owners, or landlords to advertise houses for rent? I'm not looking for an apartment in an apartment building- that's my absolute last resort. I've found alot of apartment building rental sites, but nothing more. Please help! I'm getting frantic.
 

foodie69

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Dec 18, 2015
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Hi! I currently am renting and the person who owns the house put it on the market Wednesday... had someone look at it yesterday, and sold it last night. Needless to say, I'm panicking pretty badly right now. I still have between 30 days up to 3 months to find a new place and get out, but I'm having a problem FINDING the new place. I've tried Craigslist, and there seems to be quite a few bogus ads on there. I have recieved shady responses to several ads ("we're currently overseas but..." or "please send your credit report first k thanks bye") and I'm rather worried. How do I find a house to rent? Should I just drive around looking for "for rent" signs in windows? Are there any websites for home owners, or landlords to advertise houses for rent? I'm not looking for an apartment in an apartment building- that's my absolute last resort. I've found alot of apartment building rental sites, but nothing more. Please help! I'm getting frantic.
I got this
 

canuck78

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Jun 18, 2017
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Hi! I currently am renting and the person who owns the house put it on the market Wednesday... had someone look at it yesterday, and sold it last night. Needless to say, I'm panicking pretty badly right now. I still have between 30 days up to 3 months to find a new place and get out, but I'm having a problem FINDING the new place. I've tried Craigslist, and there seems to be quite a few bogus ads on there. I have recieved shady responses to several ads ("we're currently overseas but..." or "please send your credit report first k thanks bye") and I'm rather worried. How do I find a house to rent? Should I just drive around looking for "for rent" signs in windows? Are there any websites for home owners, or landlords to advertise houses for rent? I'm not looking for an apartment in an apartment building- that's my absolute last resort. I've found alot of apartment building rental sites, but nothing more. Please help! I'm getting frantic.
Partially depends on where you are located in Canada and what city (rural or urban centre also makes a difference). Your budget also makes a difference. More higher end rentals are listed with real estate agents.
 

Turandot1984

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Mar 28, 2024
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Have you tried checking out websites that specifically list homes for rent by landlords or property owners? That might be a more reliable option. Also, driving around to look for "for rent" signs could be worth a shot! If you're open to exploring options beyond apartment buildings, you might find some listings for houses or other types of rentals. Best of luck with your search! By the way, if you're looking for options in Central London, you might want to consider checking out central london apartments—they could have some listings that suit your preferences.
 
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steaky

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Have you tried checking out websites that specifically list homes for rent by landlords or property owners? That might be a more reliable option. Also, driving around to look for "for rent" signs could be worth a shot! If you're open to exploring options beyond apartment buildings, you might find some listings for houses or other types of rentals. Best of luck with your search! By the way, if you're looking for options in Central London, you might want to consider checking out central london apartments—they could have some listings that suit your preferences.
As in Central London, Ontario? Why not downtown Toronto?
 

Copingwithlife

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Have you tried checking out websites that specifically list homes for rent by landlords or property owners? That might be a more reliable option. Also, driving around to look for "for rent" signs could be worth a shot! If you're open to exploring options beyond apartment buildings, you might find some listings for houses or other types of rentals. Best of luck with your search! By the way, if you're looking for options in Central London, you might want to consider checking out central london apartments—they could have some listings that suit your preferences.

……my brother in Christ …

“ Central London?”
 

imansoor

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Sep 9, 2019
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The scams are all over the places so you have to be careful about that.
Booking AirBNB for few months is good idea that way you can build your credit score and visit apartments physically.
In my experience check Facebook marketplace and efforttrust website for apartment renting. There are less chances of scam in these.
 

foodie69

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Dec 18, 2015
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Have you tried checking out websites that specifically list homes for rent by landlords or property owners? That might be a more reliable option. Also, driving around to look for "for rent" signs could be worth a shot! If you're open to exploring options beyond apartment buildings, you might find some listings for houses or other types of rentals. Best of luck with your search! By the way, if you're looking for options in Central London, you might want to consider checking out central london apartments—they could have some listings that suit your preferences.
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