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Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) is Canada’s national housing agency


Renting a home

Renting a Home

If you are a tenant, a landlord or property manager, CMHC can offer you information on tenant and landlord rights, responsibilities and rental practices across the country.

Your Guide to Renting a Home

  • An Introduction to Renting in Canada
    A guide to the rental process, providing tenants and landlords with an overview of their rights and responsibilities as well as handy worksheets, sample letters and helpful hints. Provincial and territorial contacts and fact sheets are also included.
  • For Renters
    Whether you are a first-time renter or an experienced tenant, this section will help you look for and evaluate potential accommodations and understand your rights and responsibilities. Links to useful worksheets and sample letters are also included.
  • For Landlords
    Whether you rent multiple units in a high-rise or an apartment in your basement, you need to know many things about finding tenants and making your rental business work to your advantage. This section covers key business and legal aspects of being a landlord or a property manager.
  • Provincial and Territorial Fact Sheets
    These fact sheets outline several aspects of the rental process and legislations in each province/territory. Contact information for the local rental authorities and related links are also included.
  • Sample Letters and Worksheets
    A list of worksheets and sample letters that can help you from the beginning of a rental search to the end of your tenancy.