How hard is it to rent with bad credit in Toronto?
January 6, 2013 12:35 PM Subscribe
I've got poor credit, a cat, and some questions about renting in the Toronto area.
posted by heavenstobetsy to home & garden (12 answers total)
My SO and I will be moving in together sometime this year. If it's at all relevant we are looking at Dundas/Kipling area but we are flexible.
I've lived with my mother on and off (mostly on) for the past 10 years. And so I'm not so sure what renting with bad credit is like in Toronto. I understand credit checks are normal, should I offer a guarantor? My boyfriend's credit is fine. How is this usually done? Is my credit going to significantly limit our options?
As well, many listings mention "no pets". Is it still the norm to ignore this assuming that it is a building and not a house that you are sharing with a landlord?
Bonus question: We both work in Brampton, are there any areas in Mississauga/Etobicoke that are especially conducive to commuting to the Brampton area or are we more or less screwed in that regard?
Thanks so much, Mefites.