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Holiday Closure

The office closes for the holidays at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday December 22, 2022 and will re-open at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday January 4, 2023. Classes resume for Western students on January 9, 2023.

Our online listings will continue to be available during the holiday closure. Landlords will be able to edit active listings. These changes will go live, except for pictures and comments, which our staff must approve when we return. Landlords can also Boost an active listing if paid for online.

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Rent Increase Guidelines 2023

The rent increase guideline for 2023 is 2.5%. This takes effect January 1st 2023.

The guideline is the maximum a landlord can increase most tenants’ rent during a year without the approval of the Landlord and Tenant Board.

For more information about rent increase guidelines, please visit The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing's webpage: https://www.ontario.ca/page/residential-rent-increases

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2022 Listings Pricing

Annual Access Fee = $20

Our access fee is paid once, on a rolling basis, every 12 months. This fee provides landlords with access to Western's Off-Campus Housing Service online listing system. Once you have access to the online listing system, you can place listings and upload pictures.

  • 60 Day Listing with Pictures* = $15
  • 6 Month Listing with Pictures* = $30
  • 1 Year Listing with Pictures* = $50
  • Boost your Active Listing = $10
  • Upgrade your Active Listing to a Top Ad = $15/day or $175 month

*Includes a maximum of six pictures per listing.

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Average Rental Prices 2022

Average rental prices taken from listings on our website, as of November 2022:

 
Inclusive Utilities Extra
Bachelor Apartment $750 $750
1 Bedroom Apartment $1793 $1500
2 Bedroom Apartment $1125/bedroom $1162/bedroom
3 Bedroom Apt/House $902/bedroom $822/bedroom
4 Bedroom Apt/House $855/bedroom $827/bedroom
5 Bedroom House $898/bedroom $787/bedroom
6+ Bedroom House $1003/bedroom $988/bedroom
Rooms $836 $850

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Listings Website

We regularly promote our listings website to Western students through different methods. To ensure we maintain our reach, we have adapted to new ways of connecting with students this year:

  • Campus-wide virtual information sessions
  • Virtual presentations to students in residence
  • Social media presence and advertisements

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Housing Mediation Service

The Housing Mediation Service offers landlords and tenants a forum to discuss concerns and ask questions related to renting or landlord-tenant issues. Contact us at housing.mediation.service@uwo.ca or 519-661-3787

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