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Looking For A Place To Rent

Are you moving, starting college or just need a bigger place?  Finding a new place to rent can be tough. But with these helpful tips from our experienced apartment hunters, you will soon be on your way into moving into a new apartment.

Soon-to-be-vacant apartments, houses and condos are advertised at or near the end of the month once the current Tenant has given notice.  This is the best time to begin looking. 

Read province-wide newspaper classifieds online at www.bcclassified.com and select the newspaper for your area.

Expand your search beyond the newspaper.  Many Landlords are using only free classifieds to advertise their rentals. Use the sites listed on the right side of this page.

Let your Facebook friends know you're looking for a place to rent.

Tell your coworkers that your looking for a place to rent.

Do a Google search for the city, province and the word “apartments”. That will often bring up some apartments you may not find elsewhere.

Moving can be stressful. Give yourself a break by following a checklist. Here's one to get you started: Moving Checklist

Watch How to Call About An Apartment

Read How to Talk (and Not Talk) to a Landlord

 

Top BC Rental Classifieds

RentBC   www.rentbc.com
#1 source for apartments and houses for rent for over 13 years

Kijiji   www.Kijiji.ca
Canada's most popular free, local classifieds site.

Craigslist   www.craigslist.ca
Great source of places for rent in BC.  Post and read for free.

BC Renters Hotline   www.rentershotline.ca
Search rentals in the lower mainland.

BC Classified   www.bcclassified.com
Over 20,000 classifieds online.  Updated daily.

Some ads for cheap apartments in desirable areas on websites such as Kijiji and Craigslist could be money-grabbing schemes.

Always watch out for suspicious ads and interactions that might be too good to be true, especially if the Landlord prefers email communication and requires substantial deposits before showing properties.

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