Off-Campus Housing Submission
Thank you for considering posting your off-campus housing for students that are studying at Ridgetown Campus or the Clinton, REACH Equine Education Centre.
We hope this site makes it easy to post your vacancy with us. Off campus student housing is a critical part of the services that college students require and your listing is important.
How Do I List My Off-campus Housing Opportunity
Two easy options!
- Post your housing option on-line using the form below
- Call us at 519-674-1500 x63517
About Posting an Off-Campus Housing listing on our Website
New and updated listings can be viewed by landlords who have included their e-mail address at the time of posting. When a new listing is added, an e-mail will be sent to the address included in your listing to confirm that your listing is now on our site. This e-mail will contain a link to our new/updated postings.
Time Frame of Posting
- Listings will display for 180 days
- If you would like to keep your listing on the site after the 180 day period, please contact us by email, phone at 519-674-1500 x63517 or use the form below. You can verify your listing by using the link included in the e-mail sent to you or the link displayed at the time of posting.
How to Update or Remove a Posting
If you remove your current listing or require a change to a current listing, please call us at 519-674-1500 x63517 or use the online email form.
To assist you as a potential landlord, you may want to review the following landlord and tenant information found on the University’s website
* Please note that some of the samples found in the links above may not apply to the Ridgetown and surrounding Chatham-Kent Municipal area. *
- Campus Administration 519-674-1500 x63517 or email us
- Landlord & Tenant Board www.ltb.gov.on.ca
- Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing
- Canadian Anti-fraud Call Centre
- Insurance Bureau of Canada www.ibc.ca
- Landlord's Self-Help Centre www.landlordselfhelp.com
- Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation
Your Listing Information
The following FRAUD ALERT is intended to make you aware that, on rare occasions, frauds can occur on this type of website.
Anti-fraud Call Centre
Check out the new Canadian Anti-fraud call centre to find out about updates on current scams that could affect you! You can call 1-888-495-8501 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more, visit their website.
Landlord Fraud Warning
Guelph Police Services have contacted Off-Campus Housing Services to make us aware of a scam that may affect landlords posting listings on the Internet.
The landlord is contacted by telephone or e-mail by someone overseas, asking to rent their accommodation. An agreement is made to send the deposit by money order or cheque. When the landlord receives the payment, it is for a considerably larger sum than was originally agreed upon. The landlord is then contacted by the "tenant" and told an error has occurred, and he/she is instructed to cash the money order or cheque and wire transfer the difference to the "tenant".
The landlord is subsequently informed by their bank that the money order or cheque is fraudulent. Unfortunately, it can take time for the bank or post office to discover that the money order or cheque is counterfeit. The victim (landlord) is usually held financially responsible as they have passed a fraudulent money order or cheque. Since the transactions are carried out by e-mail or cell phone, out of province or country, it is extremely difficult to positively identify the individual posing as the tenant.
Off-Campus Housing Services recommends that, if you receive a request from a prospective tenant for a refund of a deposit overpayment, you contact the fraud unit of your local police service.
Here are 2 examples of the fraud emails:
Example 1 From:*****@somedomain.com Hi, My name is ************, and from England.I am intersted in the apartment you advertised on the Ridgetown Campus site. I am a very tolerant person and down to earth. Kindly get back to me if the place is still available for rent, also i will like to know more details as regards the room and let me know exactly what to pay as deposit to secure the place before my arrival. I look forward to hearing back from you ASAP. Regards, *****
Example 2 From: *****@somedomain.com Hello Sir/Madam How are you and the entire family..? i hope all is well with you. i Saw your Ad for a place to rent, and i ll love to rent your Advertised unit... will you kindly get back to me with all other necessary details different from the ones pasted in the Ad, i will in turn let you have all the things you should know about me....thanks so much Do Kindly get back to me, *****