WHERE TO LOOK
Listings and Resources
Watch the video above from our Finding Housing and Deadling with Landlords Workshop to find out your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. Alternatively, you can find the presentation slides here.
Before you rent, we recommend reviewing the Renting It Right free online course from the Tenant Resource & Advisory Centre (TRAC) and Justice Education Society.
You can begin your search for off-campus housing by checking out the following website, which is affiliated with SFU Residences:
SFU does not pre-screen ads for off-campus housing, so it is your responsibility to check out the listings from any advertisement or website carefully.
- Note that there are rental scams — here's a description of how some of them work — http://vancouvercondo.info/2008/03/beware-the-craigslist-rental-scam.html
- Consumer Protection BC: Avoiding rental property scams
- Vancouver Police: Rental Scams
- Huffington Post: How do rental scams work?
- Craigslist: Avoiding Scams
Connect With Other Students
You can connect with other students to find roommates to share costs, or get advice from current students who have been through this experience.
- To connect with other incoming students, or to ask other students for advice, join the following Facebook groups:
- To ask other students for advice, join SFU's Graduate Students and Postdocs Facebook group (need to be logged in to Facebook first to view the group page)
- To connect with other new students to find roommates, try our New Grad Students and Postdocs Facebook group.