Juggling limited means and a desire to live close to campus, students often find themselves marginalized in the rental market. As housing prices soar, the possibility of homeownership is slipping away from many students after graduation.
This article delves into the common challenges faced by student renters: pests, a lack of familiarity with the legal process and unscrupulous landlords. Drawing on several case studies, while bringing together perspectives from students, workers at the University of Toronto’s housing office and Downtown Legal Services; the article suggests renting with caution, while fighting for greater protection for tenants.
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