Question #1 - "I AM A STUDENT LOOKING FOR HOUSING. WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?"
Looking to live off-campus? From house hunting to paying rent, there are so many things to think about when looking to move into a rental house. Check out these resources to learn more and make the hardest part of renting a house moving in.
Over the past year and a half, we have spoken to many students who have been impacted by COVID-19 who are living in student housing. We hope the guidelines below are helpful in keeping you safe.
Living on your own is a large financial commitment and as university students, we all know that money matters. Read more about all things money related when it comes to your lease.
Question #2 - "I AM A STUDENT WHO RENTS OFF-CAMPUS. WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES?"
This fall, McMaster’s Good Neighbour campaign is welcoming students to the surrounding community and encourage positive neighbourly interactions.
The campaign will include digital, print, in-person engagement and social media. Check this webpage again for more as the campaign continues.
When renting and living in a house that isn’t yours, it is vital to know your rights to privacy, safety and maintenance. Explore this area to learn more about what the rights are as a tenant living in a rental property.
Everyone has the right to equal treatment in a household. Landlords are responsible for making sure housing is free from discrimination. Found out more about your human rights in rental housing.
Includes special note for International visitors
QUESTION #3: "I AM A STUDENT WHO LIVES IN A RENTAL WITH THE LANDLORD/WITH THE LANDLORD'S CHILDREN. WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES?"
QUESTION #4: "I NEED TO SPEAK TO SOMEONE ABOUT MY RIGHTS AS A TENANT OR PROBLEMS I'M HAVING WITH MY RENTAL HOME."
Question #5 - "I LIVE AT HOME AND COMMUTE TO CAMPUS. DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR ME?"
Not everyone in your family may understand the pressures and demands of a university education, so adjusting to your life at university will take some time, effort and patience on everyone’s part. Be willing to compromise.