If you are looking for a place to live you can find rental suggestions from...
A landlord cannot charge a fee for…
Sometimes a tenant can get information about the quality of the building and the service the landlord provides by talking to past or current tenants. The tenant may ask the landlord for names or contact information for past or current tenants.
A tenant can suggest a lower rent than what is being asked or try to negotiate other favourable conditions. The landlord can decide whether to agree to any suggested changes or refuse them.
A landlord can ask a potential tenant for character and financial references. For instance, the landlord might ask for the name of the tenant's previous landlord or the name of the tenant's employer. They may also check the tenant’s credit history with a credit reporting agency.
The Government of Saskatchewan has a number of programs to help people who cannot find an affordable place to rent. The Social Housing Program and the Affordable Housing Program both provide low income people with affordable rental housing options. For more information call 306-787-4177 or toll-free 1-800-667-7567.
Landlords cannot discriminate against tenants based on a protected ground such as race or sexual orientation. There are situations where a landlord can restrict the rental of a unit to one sex or to people over 55.
There are pros and cons to having roommates that should be considered before making this decision.
PLEA can provide you with information to help you understand many legal matters you, a family member or friend may be facing.