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refs reqd: references required reno'd or renov'd: rennovated rm: room s/c: self-contained suite (with kitchen & washroom) sec parking: secure parking (locked parking area) s/f or sf: square feet (size of apartment) sgl or sngl: single shrd or shr'd: shared (shared with other people) spac: spacious spect: spectacular ste: suite strg: storage area u/g prkng: underground parking unfurn: unfurnished (without furniture) util(s): utilities (gas, heat, water, etc.) Vanc or Vancr: Vancouver w/d: washer and dryer W. end: West end (west side of downtown Vancouver) wknds: weekends wrkg people: working people w/view: with view w/w: wall to wall carpeting
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-20- Sharing a House, Apartment, or Suite The primary renter or owner agrees to rent a room to you. The person renting to you will expect that you adhere to a certain set of informal rules. Rules are established for þ sharing specific space (such as a bathroom and kitchen), þ sharing appliances, þ sharing meals, or setting a meal schedule, þ telephone privileges, þ limitations for live-in relationships, and þ other issues relevant to your situation. The experience from one house to another can vary due to who you live with and how well you all get along together. Advantages T This can be an affordable approach to accommodation. T You will have companionship. T You may have access to more appliances, space, and services than you might if you lived alone. Considerations A student that lives in shared accommodation is not considered to be a tenant and is not protected by the Tenancy Laws. A student who is not a tenant and has a serious problem with their landlord can receive free help by calling the UBC Law Clinic at 604-822-5791. T You are accountable to the people with whom you live. T The established rules will change. T The lifestyles and personalities of your roommates should be agreeable to you. T Your privacy is more limited than if you live alone. How to arrange þ The contract is between you and the person who owns or rents the house. þ Ensure that ‘sub-letting’ (when a renter is renting to you) is acceptable to the landlord. Costs K Can vary greatly. Additional Legal Issues þ Each Homestay or rental unit may indicate specific restrictions. It is extremely important that you understand a restriction such as “no smoking” means that you cannot, under any circumstances, allow anyone to smoke on the premises. Such restrictions are often directly related to insurance issues, and, if not upheld, can be reason for your contract to be terminated. þ Some restrictions might not be stated, but assumed, based on ‘common sense’. For example, your neighbours and your landlord will usually prefer that your residence be quiet and clean. It is acceptable for the landlord or neighbours to contact you to ask you to change a behaviour, such as turning down your music. In return, it is acceptable for you to expect a certain level of behaviour of other residents, and of your landlord.
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-21- Telephone You have access to two main types of telephones - cellular and landline..
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