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Renting Housing in Manitoba - Shared screen with speaker view
IC Orientation University of Manitoba
21:35
Hi Meng, Not sure where they will be posted right now, but if anyone wants a copy of the recording please email me at crystal.stewart@umanitoba.ca
IC Orientation University of Manitoba
22:09
So where is everyone right now? Please write in the chat - are you in Winnipeg right now? Quarantine? Have you found housing? Are you still back home?
Gozie Declan
22:34
still outside Canada
Chahd Mazyan
22:41
still in my home country
Mathisha Samarawickrama
22:43
still back home
Ruen Mahruz
22:45
Still in home country
Gautam
22:48
Home COuntry
Sidney Fung
22:49
Still in my home country too
xuan mai nguyen (808040)
22:54
still outside canada
Abdelrahman Mabrouk
23:10
Still at home country, will arrive on 31/12, and quarantine in Sandman Hotel
jasmine
23:14
in homecountry
Jashan Gill
23:17
Still in home country
Emmanuel Akinwale
23:20
Still in my home country
Charu Sharma
23:37
Still in home country
Neel Kakadiya
24:04
still outside Canada
IC Orientation University of Manitoba
24:37
Wow - that's great that you are all tuning in from your home countries! Good afternoon and good evening to you all!This is perfect timing to learn about these things before you arrive :)
Sara Sodaei
25:36
still in my home country, coming in 3 weeks
Crystal Stewart (IC)
26:21
Everyone say hi to Pekoe the cat haha
Ruen Mahruz
26:43
hi
Emmanuel Akinwale
27:23
Hi pekoe 🐈
Aswin Manoj
27:26
Hiii ^-^
Neel Kakadiya
27:39
Hey
Charu Sharma
27:44
Hiiiiiiiii Pekoe....
Sidney Fung
28:57
Hello Pekoe!!! This is Milky (another cat from the other side of the world :))
Crystal Stewart (IC)
29:20
The Residential Tenancies Branch (RTB) is there to advocate for you! :) They're a great resource to check with if you have concerns.
Navid Shafiei
38:05
basement is a shared accommodation?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
38:30
Only if the landlord is living in the house as well. If you have a separate door access and completely separately living space, then maybe not.
Ruen Mahruz
39:39
How many people are allowed to share the same room?
Abdelrahman Mabrouk
39:59
I`ve heard that I msut have guarantor to rent a property, what about this issue?
Gozie Declan
40:49
do landlords need your credit history before renting?
Emmanuel Akinwale
43:45
For an international student who has no credit history yet, who can stand in as a guarantor?
Shantanu Patel
44:27
Are there more legal formalities in renting an apartment?
Jashan Gill
45:24
What if I don't have any guarantor and credit history?
Chahd Mazyan
45:33
are there rental offices in winnipeg that can help me rent an apartment through them, instead of having to deal with the landlord directly?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
46:01
These are great questions! I will ask him at the next break!
Shantanu Patel
46:04
Which is the best renting website?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
46:50
@Shantanu, I would recommend starting on our accommodation page because landlords need to apply to post their agreements on our page. https://umanitoba.ca/current-students/international#accommodations-and-housing
Crystal Stewart (IC)
47:15
post their apartment listings, I mean.
Chahd Mazyan
48:31
if i sign a rental contract for an apartment (with my name), then a friend moves in with me. can they share rent payment with me? or thats illegal?
Shantanu Patel
57:11
Are there more legal formalities in renting an apartment compared to renting a basement?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
58:14
Some options to find rentals:Winnipeg Rent NetKijiji (good & bad renters)Facebook marketplace
Shantanu Patel
58:33
Most probably Kijiji has only basements
Gautam
58:56
Is https://www.winnipegrentnet.ca/ better than Kjiji ?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
59:01
Kijiji has all types of rentals
Ruen Mahruz
01:00:19
Do someone who is moving in, has to go through the same procedure for the agreement (like safety deposit)?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:02:09
I'm sure bad landlords could post anywhere, so Winnipeg rent net is not guaranteed either. Make sure you do your research and always be skeptical!
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:02:45
@Ruen, what do you mean? Dan will get into what you need to do when you move in in a couple slides. Let me know if it doesn't answer your question.
Gautam
01:04:13
Is it stricter for a student to get an apartment than a basement ? Do apartment owners/ Basement owners have any preference/different procedure for working professionals vis-Γ -vis students ?
Ruen Mahruz
01:04:28
I meant that, will the person who is moving in, also has to pay a safety deposit like the person who is already living there?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:04:41
@Gautam, I don't think there's any difference, in my opinion.
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:04:51
@Ruen, so you mean an additional person moving in? OK I can ask about that.
Ruen Mahruz
01:05:01
yes. thanks
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:05:27
@Gautam, I know lots of students who have apartment rentals.
jasmine
01:07:13
are there any bars set for charges of rent..?? Like landlord can not charge more that that specific cost?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:07:41
@Jasmine, I think they can charge whatever they want. But I can check with Dan.
Gozie Declan
01:07:43
what’s the average rent in Manitoba? say, a room
Gautam
01:08:13
Do we have more apartments or basements near the university ? Which all areas are recommended ? How to check for the bus stands or bus services/bus routes near the accommodation ?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:08:45
Hi Gozie, Sorry, I don't have that information. I know more typically an apartment rental (1 bedroom) could be around $1000 a month. less or more depending on size, accomodations, how nice it is.
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:09:09
I think there are probably more apartments near University. There are a number of new units being built as well.
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:09:34
Check out the accommodation page. It lists what the neighbourhoods are called that are closest to University campus. Such as Fort Richmond, Fort Garry
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:09:56
Then you would google the address of the rental and check the bus route from that address to the University campus, to see how many buses it would take. How long of a walk to the nearest bus stop.
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:10:14
there are some neighbourhoods that are very far from University Campus, such as the North side of Winnipeg.
Gautam
01:11:03
Is there any Go To Person in the university from whom we can confirm the details or vicinity of the accommodation ?
Charu Sharma
01:11:58
Is there any law which says if you don't have any part-time job or study permit then you need to pay 3 month's rent in Advance
Neel Kakadiya
01:12:34
If we are international student ,then does University suggest any place for Quarantine.
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:14:02
@Gautam, you can ask one of the staff at the International Centre. You can ask me, or you can make an appointment with one of our International Student Advisors to ask our opinion
Abdelrahman Mabrouk
01:14:11
Is it mandatory to write in the contract that the property follows Manitoba Code of Buildings?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:15:00
Yes there is a quarantine protocol for students arriving. You need to contact the Student Arrival Coordinator for details on where to quarantine when you arrive. studentarrival@umanitoba.ca
negar maroufi
01:17:05
i need to be there physically for my courses but because of my visa is not ready yet ,so my advisor said that we should stay until the end of December so do I need to reserve a place now?or the university campus?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:18:05
@Negar, if you are wanting to live on campus, then yes you should apply right away. Spaces fill very quickly, if they are not already full.
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:19:16
This is GREAT advice. Take photos of your apartment before you move all your stuff in!!
Gautam
01:22:35
If the landlord refuses to fix the appliances on the very first day of our complaint and the appliance is a necessity, could we take a legal action ?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:23:05
@Gautam, yes then consult the RTB. They can ask the landlord to fix it. I would advise to consult them first, so you don't need to find a lawyer to pay for legal action. RTB is a good first step.
Gautam
01:25:10
Could you share the specification (Check Points) that we could observe in the accommodation if the house is compliant to all the laws ?
Ruen Mahruz
01:25:13
Is there any website where I can find the cost per square unit for a room in Winnipeg?
Gautam
01:27:35
Could we take pictures and send it to the branch to verify before moving in to check if the house is law compliant ? Could we intimate the ask the authorities to validate our rental agreement and house before we move in ?
Shantanu Patel
01:27:59
Even when we arrive to Winnipeg we will be in quarantine so we still don't get chance to inspect the rental property
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:30:26
311 is what you dial in Winnipeg to contact, about asking for these questions
negar maroufi
01:30:37
how can i find the cost per unit for a room in Winnipeg?
Ruen Mahruz
01:32:03
Do landlords have a legal paper that mentions if their property is law-biding?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:32:21
I do not know. You could google it. and see if there's an average cost per square footage perhaps. It really depends on the unit like Dan said. houses are typically a lot more money to rent.
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:32:52
You can ask them "are you consulting all the laws" if you can get them to answer that question in writing, like Dan says - that's good if it comes up later. But it doesn't appear to be part of the general rental agreement.
Gautam
01:33:53
Are there any Govt approved agents/companies who help tenants meet landlords just like brokers ?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:34:01
No there aren't
Charu Sharma
01:35:35
Is it legal for the landlord to ask for a deposit that is 1.5 times of monthly rent?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:36:31
@Charu, when you get the slides, review the earlier part of Dan's presentation. It says how much they can charge for deposit. I don't remember the answer.
Tanzir Ul Islam
01:36:46
Can we get the recorder version of this session, I unfortunately missed it from the beginning
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:37:04
If you want the recording yes please email me at crystal.stewart@umanitoba.ca
Tanzir Ul Islam
01:37:29
Ok, Thank you. @Stewart
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:38:32
Eavestroughs are the thing that collects leaves and rain on the roof. :)
Emmanuel Akinwale
01:41:38
@Stewart, thanks for that, I've been thinking about what eavestrough means
Gautam
01:41:56
Are there any unsafe areas that we should avoid looking accommodation in ?
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:43:30
@Gautam it's hard to say, but if you want to consult us with a listing, then we can advise you. When you're new to the city I would try to recommend being as close to campus as you can. Those areas are all typically safe. There are some more crime-dense areas in the north end/city centre which I would maybe avoid renting, also since its not convenient location to Fort Garry Campus.
Crystal Stewart (IC)
01:46:27
I'm not familiar with ALL neighbourhoods in the city, but if I was looking for a rental, I would look at google view and take a look at the condition of houses and rentals near by. A good indication if things are being taken care of.
Shantanu Patel
01:49:04
Thank you for your stimulating presentation. The slideshow was very helpful.
Neel Kakadiya
01:49:25
Thank you so much πŸ˜€
Emmanuel Akinwale
01:49:46
Thanks pekoe πŸ‘
Gautam
01:49:46
Thank you for the valuable information.
Chahd Mazyan
01:49:47
thank u so much!!
Afsane Baghestani
01:49:50
Thank you.
negar maroufi
01:50:02
thanks
Sidney Fung
01:50:06
Thank you for this excellent presentation. Very useful information!
Mathisha Samarawickrama
01:50:11
Thank You
Charu Sharma
01:50:13
Thank you.. This was very helpful and alerting
Frida Garcia
01:50:21
Thank you Dan and Crystal for the valuable information
jasmine
01:50:22
thanks..!