Some words to the wise:
To the Editor:
Student warns of potential rent piracy
As the new school year looms on the horizon, the wolves and scavengers
are out. I am, of course, referring to landlords and real-estate companies
who are looking to sucker students into the luxuries of off-campus housing.
Now don't get me wrong, I live off-campus and I always have, and it
is because of that fact I am writing this letter.
Students must learn their rights.
Many students will sit idly by while real estate agents, rental companies
and individual landlords have the potential to rob them blindly of guaranteed
I strongly recommend that all students living off-campus check out www.orht.on.gov.ca
to learn their rights. Some real estate and rental companies are notorious
for their unfair and illegal rental practices and their violation of the
Ontario Tenants Protection Act.
It is about time we students stand up for our rights and demand the
law be abided by. No longer should rental and real estate companies rob
us blind simply because we are students.
D. S. Lipton