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Renting in Toronto


Experienced Real Estate Agent in Toronto helping Renters find their new condo or home - MLS Listings - 100% Free service for Renter Clients

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Renting in Toronto


Experienced Real Estate Agent in Toronto helping Renters find their new condo or home - MLS Listings - 100% Free service for Renter Clients

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100% Free Rental Service


Absolutely FREE Rental Finding Service for Tenants - Why search on your own? Get the help of a professional and experienced real estate agent

100% Free Rental Service


Absolutely FREE Rental Finding Service for Tenants - Why search on your own? Get the help of a professional and experienced real estate agent

Common questions:

How is it Free?

My services are paid by the Landlord once an approved lease contract has been agreed upon. Since the Landlord is typically represented by another Real Estate Sales Representative, my duties and loyalty is to you the Tenant

First Step?

In order to begin the rental search, please contact me with as much detail about what your needs and wants are

  • max budget
  • move-in date
  • locations of interest
  • # of rooms
  • parking

Click to start the search

Ensuite laundry?

Most new condos in Toronto are built with ensuite laundry in each suite. Some older condos may have common area laundry rooms for residents only, but they represent a small portion of buildings in the city

Parking Options?

Suites with parking included within the rent typically fetch a $100-$150 premium over similar suites without parking. If the suite comes with parking, and you do not need it, you may be able to rent out the spot. If you need a parking spot, but it is not included within the rent, you may be able to rent one separately from another Landlord in the same building (at an additional cost)

Rental Payment Options?

Upon a successful Agreement to Lease, the Tenant is required to provide a certified cheque equalling 2 month's rent (due within 24 hours of the acceptance). This deposit is used to secure the lease agreement and applies to the first and last month of the lease term. On move-in day, the remaining 10 post dated personal cheques are handed to the Landlord (in exchange for the suite keys)

Pets?

Many condos have restrictions on the size and quantity of companion animals. Landlords are not legally allowed to discriminate against pet owners, however there is no way to force a Landlord to accept you as their Tenant

Smokers?

Landlords often request non-smoker Tenants for their suites due to the smell that smoking indoors can cause. It is illegal to discriminate against smokers, however there is no way to force a Landlord to accept you as their Tenant


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Services included:

Property Search

A search of all available rental properties is conducted and sent to you via email. This list includes all suites within your specific requirements

  • budget
  • location
  • # of bedrooms
  • other criteria (i.e. parking, locker, balcony, etc.)

Viewings

From the provided list of available suites, choose which ones you want to see and when. The appointments will be booked and we will meet to see them in person

Rental Application

When we have found a suite you love and want to live in, an offer to lease will be prepared, explained in full, and presented to the agent representing the Landlord

Final Arrangements

Once an Agreement to Lease has been approved by the Landlord and Tenant, the closing preparations will be arranged

  • deposit cheque
  • insurance
  • utilities
  • elevator reservation
  • post dated cheques
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The Rental Process


Renting in Toronto can be daunting. Find out what you need to know in order to successfully rent a condo, townhouse or house

The Rental Process


Renting in Toronto can be daunting. Find out what you need to know in order to successfully rent a condo, townhouse or house

First Contact

The first step in the rental process is to contact me with the specifics of what you are looking for

  • max budget
  • move-in date
  • locations of interest
  • # of rooms
  • parking

Property Search

A search of the MLS system is conducted and a list is sent to you via email. This list is fine tuned to include all suites within you requirements and includes a map, pictures and suite details. You will also be automatically notified daily when new suites come onto the market

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Property Viewings

From the list of rental suites, choose which ones you would like to go see in person. Depending on your schedule, appointments could be booked for daytime, evening or weekend showings

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Offer and Negotiations

Once we have found a suite you love, the rental application will be written up, explained in full and presented to the Landlord's agent. If approved, the closing preparations begin. If countered, the revised offer is given back to you for final approval

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Closing Preparations

Once an Agreement to Lease has been approved by the Landlord and Tenant, closing preparations commence. These include:

  • deposit
  • insurance
  • elevator reservation
  • utilities
  • post dated cheques

Keys

On or before closing, keys will be available for pick-up at the rental suite

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Experienced Rental Agent


Looking for a friendly, professional, experienced Real Estate Agent to help you rent a condo or house? Your search is over! Click to find out more

Experienced Rental Agent


Looking for a friendly, professional, experienced Real Estate Agent to help you rent a condo or house? Your search is over! Click to find out more

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Rental Documents Needed


What documents do you need to rent a condo or house in Toronto? Letter of Employment, Credit Report….. Click to find out more

Rental Documents Needed


What documents do you need to rent a condo or house in Toronto? Letter of Employment, Credit Report….. Click to find out more

Employment

Each Tenant signing a lease must provide evidence of employment. A recent employment letter signed by a supervisor is required.

If self-employed, provide a letter stating the nature of your business, income and how long you have been working in your field. Additional proof of income (income tax records) may be requested

I.D.

A copy of valid photo ID is required to prove identity. This copy is kept in file (not given to the Landlord or his/her representative) at our brokerage office

  • driver's license
  • passport

References

Although not required, a positive reference letter from a past landlord could help your chances of being approved

Credit Report

Each Tenant signing the lease agreement must provide a credit report. This report shows if bills are paid and any outstanding debts. The Landlord uses this info to determine if the Tenant is financially responsible, and to ensure monthly expenses are not too great so that the Tenant can still afford to pay the rent

Equifax →
TransUnion →
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Common Rental Questions


Want to rent in Toronto? Have questions? Click here to find answers to the most common rental questions

Common Rental Questions


Want to rent in Toronto? Have questions? Click here to find answers to the most common rental questions

Amenities

All condo facilities are accessible to Tenants when the lease term has begun. Smaller and older condos typically do not have pools or advanced gym equipment. Larger and newer condos tend to have more to offer

Decorating

Painting and minor decorations are permitted by the Tenant, however it would be prudent to inform the Landlord when doing so. Dark colours may be rejected as it will make repainting much more difficult

Deposit

Within 24 hours after an accepted lease has been approved, the Tenant is required to provide a certified cheque in the amount of first and last month's rent

Giving Notice

The Ontario government has mandated that all Tenants are required to give their Landlord 60 days written notice when planning to move

Keys

On closing day (the first day of the new lease), all parties arrange to meet up at the suite to exchange cheques and insurance for the keys

Length of Term

Most leases are signed for a 1 year term. Shorter term rentals are not common and typically cost more per month

Month-to-Month

At the end of the lease term, you may continue on a month-to-month basis. The advantage of continuing on a month-to-month basis is that you have flexibility. At anytime you can give 60 days notice and move without penalty

Payments

Since the first and last month's rent is paid up in advance as the deposit, there are 10 remaining months left in the lease term. These are paid by post-dated cheques when picking up the keys

Renewing the Lease

At the end of the lease term, you may renew the lease. The advantage to renewing is that your rent is locked in for another term, and you are protected from being asked to leave if the Landlord sells

Solarium vs Den

Solariums and dens are both extra rooms inside condo suites. Solariums are typically found in older buildings, have windows, and may have a sliding glass door. Dens tend to be found in newer construction, lack a door, and are often found closer to the main entrance

Sublet

If you need to move while still under contract, you may be allowed to sublet your suite to someone else, pending Landlord approval

Utilities

Each condo building includes different utilities with the rent. Typically water is included while heating/ac and electricity may not. Every building varies, some include more then others