Please read the terms, conditions, and warnings stated below:

Disclaimer (to students)

The listings on this website have not been inspected by Fanshawe College nor have any steps been taken to confirm the accuracy of the information provided. Listings provided on this site are solely for the use by Fanshawe students/staff/faculty and the fact that they appear on this website, should not be considered as a recommendation or endorsement by Fanshawe College.

Fanshawe assumes no responsibility in respect to the condition of any premise listed or any other matter related to the leasing of the listing. Furthermore, Fanshawe College disclaims responsibility for any harm resulting from accessing or downloading information on this website. It is the responsibility of the student/staff/faculty to contact the landlord directly and Fanshawe highly recommends an on-site inspection of the property. I.e. DO NOT rent a place sight unseen. Tenants are encouraged to investigate all aspects of the property including fire safety, roommate agreements, lease requirements, City rental license requirements, insurance, etc.

Users of this service communicate and contract with each other individually and at their own risk. The Board, officers, agents and employees of the College shall not be liable for any actions occurring as a result of any arrangements made between users of this service, or for any errors or omissions made in compilation or print of the listings.


Internet Scams & Fraud Warning

Students using this website have found it to be a safe and convenient way to search for off-campus housing accommodations. Landlords pay to advertise their listings on the site, so fraud or scam attempts are extremely rare.

However, we occasionally hear about scams and fraud attempts on the Internet. Here are a few potential situations to be cautious of and avoid:

  • The landlord is out-of-country and unable to show the property personally. A security deposit or first month's rent is requested first, before the student can "view" the property.
  • The landlord asks a student to "wire" money.
  • The landlord asks you for information so that he can send it to his lawyer and draw up a contract. He will then send you the lease agreement and insist you send him first and last month’s rent. The landlord states an "agency" will show the property and deliver the keys. If the property is privately owned and not operated by a property management company, confirm that the agent represents a reputable leasing company first.

If you suspect that you have been targeted by a rental scam, report it to your local law enforcement agency immediately.


Tips for avoiding internet scams & Fraud

When in doubt, check it out!

Nearly all scammers operate out of foreign countries, claiming to be landlords that are temporarily living outside of North America. Their emails are often full of grammatical and spelling errors and they request a deposit before the potential tenant has had a chance to preview the rental property.

Never wire funds.

Never wire funds (Using Western Union or any other carrier) to anyone claiming to be a landlord currently living in a foreign country.

Never give out personal information.

Never give out personal information such as your checking account number, SSN, etc.

Trust your instincts.

If something seems strange, or you don't feel completely comfortable with a landlord, do not rent from him/her and discontinue further correspondence.