Before the Tenancy
I will be a university student next year and will be renting an apartment. What should I be asking the landlord when I start looking?
It is important to understand that when you rent an apartment you will be entering into a contractual agreement and you will be bound by the terms and conditions of that contract. This includes conditions put in place by the Alberta Residential Tenancies Act and any additional things that you agree to when you sign a lease. Even if you do not sign a lease, you are bound by the Act and any verbal agreement you make with the landlord.
I am moving away from home for the first time. Where can I find information about living on my own?
Reality Choices, published by Service Alberta, is a consumer resource for young adults who are moving away from home for the first time. It consists of five modules:
- A Roof over Your Head
- Dealing with Credit
- You and Your Money
- In the Driver's Seat
- Shopping for Satisfaction
This page was last updated in October, 2011.