Renters: Although the University lists available accommodations, it does not approve, license, or inspect them. Housing arrangements are your responsibility and must be made directly between you and the landlord.
Renters: You should always call property management companies to check on suites listed online in case they are listed as part of a scam to get your first month's rent and damage deposit. You should always submit applications and damage deposits directly to the companies, not to individual renters. Any receipt for payment should come straight from the company. See story in the Winnipeg Free Press, "Online rental scam a nasty $1,200 lesson" on Thursday, July 23/09.
Homeowners: Beware of scams such as a potential renter sending you a cheque in foreign funds for six months rent and then shortly afterward asking you to return the money as they need the funds for their airfare to come to Canada. You later find out that their cheque did not clear, and you are out the money that you returned to the potential renter.
The University requires that all landlords offer their accommodation on the same basis as the University offers its facilities; i.e., without regard to race, colour, religion, nationality, age, marital status, ethnic origin, or source of income.
► Additional Housing Information
For assistance in resolving rental disputes, please contact the Rentalsman's Office at 204-945-2476. For your convenience, further landlord/tenant information is available at the Residential Tenancies Branch website.
Below are some websites that may help you in your search. If you notice a link that is not working, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be updated. Thanks.
► Off Campus Housing Listings offered by UMSU Living (operated by the University of Manitoba Students' Union)
► Housing for Aboriginal Students
► Apartments, Condos, etc.
► Apartment and House Searches:
Beware of scams - do not send any money until you have seen the accommodation that you are renting.