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This is an actual, current ad for a room for rent in Owen Sound (including the photo)

Furnished Room
$800 · The utilise [sic] is an additional $50, for internet , hydro and water. 6 month to 1 year lease minimum.

This is a fully furnished, quiet , professional work space .
There is queen bed, dresser, microwave, shared washroom, and shared refridge.
Must have work references and tenancy.

Getting around: Provided by Walk Score®︎  - based on postal code - Walk Score®︎ 51 out of 100 (Some errands can be accomplished on foot.) Bike Score®︎ 48 out of 100 (Minimal bike infrastructure)

What we don't know.

Is this in a room in a house or apartment? Is the room above or below grade (in the basement)?  Does the landlord live in the house/apartment? How many rooms are rented, how many people share the washroom and fridge?  Is bedding provided?  Are there smoke-detectors, CO detectors, fire extinguishers, fire escapes? Are there windows? Is there parking, access to a deck or yard? Laundry on site or nearby?

What we do know.

There is no municipal licencing for this type of room rental in Owen Sound.  If the landlord  (or the landlord's spouse or child) lives in the house and the tenant shares the bathroom or kitchen with them, the tenant is not covered by any of the protections or obligations of Ontario's Residential Tenancies Act (formerly the Landlord Tenant Act).





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