2.1 Needs and Preferences

Deciding where to apply for rental housing can feel overwhelming. To help focus your search, think about what matters most to you. Here are some common factors to consider:

  • distance to work, school, friends, and family;
  • access to public transit;
  • size of the unit and number of bedrooms;
  • type of property;
  • type of neighbourhood;
  • nearby amenities;
  • smoking rules;
  • pet policies;
  • roommate restrictions; and
  • accessibility requirements.