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Renting to Students? Educate Them To Protect Themselves (and protect you and your rental property)

September 15th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Rent to Students

 Kinsgston landlords Queen's University Student Housing

The end of August and first couple of weeks of September see lots of students moving to Kingston.

Many are coming here for the first time. Thousands of others are returning for another year of school.

This is a great opportunity for new Kingston landlords.

While most first students move into university housing for the first year, the trend has always been that many students want to live off-campus beginning in the second year.

Queen’s University

One of the largest student populations coming to Kingston is from Queen’s University.

The University website has a website to assist students and provide them with information and various resources on how to stay safe whether the students are living in residence or off-campus.

We like the fact the website makes it clear the students’ safety is up them and they must be responsible for their action.

The Queen’s University Student Safety and Community Living page informs students to put a lot of thought and consideration to make sure they protect their belongings, their privacy and themselves during the school year.

Support Services for Students in Distress

The website also links to a page called “Support Services for Students in Distress.”

It a good resource for students to know there are resources and assistance available for student who are in distress.

The page includes information such as:

– How to reach campus security and emergency services

– How to contact the university 24 hour emergency line

– How to contact Frontenac Community Mental Health Services

Tenant Insurance

Landlords who rent to students in Kingston can also play an important role in helping their students stay safe.

Many students are unaware of the important of getting Tenant insurance (also called Renters Insurance or Content insurance).

There’s an excellent article at the Ontario Landlords Association site called Student Housing and Tenant Insurance.

The article shows how landlords can protect themselves by educating their tenants.

Many students don’t know that Tenant insurance is easily accessible, low cost, and can protect them from lots of liability.

The Academic Year Has Begun And A Great Way To Start Off Right Is Inform Your Student Renters How To Stay Safe

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2 Comments so far ↓

  • Ray

    Very good advice for all landlords who rent to students.

    Most are too young and busy to really think carefully. They think they are invulnerable!

  • Gaels

    Great blog. Look forward to reading more.