New guide helps students avoid common renter mistakes

September 5, 2017

Information Bulletin
For Immediate Release  


Saanich, BC – As summer holidays come to an end and students head back to class, the District of Saanich is promoting a series of tips to help students who rent off campus navigate the often overwhelming world of responsible renting.

Saanich has published tips that cover several topics like managing noise, parking responsibly, dealing with an unsafe suite and appropriately disposing of unwanted furniture. These tips specifically relate to Saanich bylaws, since the rules can vary from municipality to municipality.

Other tips outline renters’ responsibility to:

  • Know when to remove snow and ice from the sidewalk
  • Limit the number of renters in 1 home
  • Burn responsibly
  • Keep premises tidy and maintained

The goal is to help students be better informed about their obligations and their rights. For example, bedrooms without windows or other basic safety measures are not acceptable. Students can call Saanich with safety concerns and find out if a potential accommodation meets safety standards.

This guide complements existing work done by the Saanich Fire Department. Saanich Fire offers a fire prevention and safety presentation for apartment and condominium residents, as well as renters. 

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Media Contact:

Kelsie McLeod
250-475-5494 x3444