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3.16 Summary

In this section, you learned about how to complete an application form, prepare a list of references, obtain your credit history, and write an effective cover letter. Here’s a review of the key points.

  • Some properties are rented on a first-come, first-served basis.  Be prepared to submit complete, accurate and legible application forms on the spot.
  • When attending viewings, remember to bring your references, cover letter, credit check, pet resume, and certificate of completion from this course.
  • Consider your digital footprint.  Do you need to delete content or restrict access online?
  • Landlords are not allowed to charge application fees
  • There are privacy rules that limit the personal information a landlord can ask for and collect.
  • Landlords must treat you fairly.  They are not allowed to discriminate based on race, colour, religion, sexual orientation, etc.