Volume 95, Issue 1

Thursday, May 24, 2001


Professor writes of colleague quitting

Some words to the wise: Student warns of potential rent piracy

Some words to the wise: 
Student warns of potential rent piracy

To the Editor:

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 rights. 

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
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