Have your deposit ready; To rent an apartment, you’ll need to provide first and last month’s rent. Most landlords will require it to be a certified cheque or bank draft.
Start Your Search
DIY - There are tons of online resources to help potential tenants find a rental. Note of caution, always physically see a home and confirm that you are talking to the person who owns it before giving a deposit.
Use a REALTOR - Of course you can always work with a licensed REALTOR to help you find a rental. There are loads of rentals listed with real estate agents and a good agent can help you identify great properties and neighbourhoods, as well as help you negotiate the price and terms of your lease. The best part? The landlord pays the agent’s commission, so you can have an expert represent your interests for free!
Tip - Properties that get listed with real estate agents tend to be on the higher end of the price scale, so if your budget is less than $1,000 a month, they may not be able to find you something.