2 things to be aware of before going in search of a basement apartment for rent
Few things to be literally familiar with while searching for a basement apartment in the Peel region. First, Segregation and second, preference.
You may have to deal with this types of issues once, twice or more in your lifetime during life transition especially as an immigrant or someone trying to have a change of environment.
In regardless of the effort the authority is trying to eradicate the racial issues. I would say it’s entirely difficult to totally get rid off.
My personal experience in searching for a basement suit in Peel region had been a terrible one for me. 8 out of 10 houses owned by a certain race, and If you’re not part of them then be 80% sure that they may not rent their house out for you.
This is what you see on their ads on Kijiji “Indian preferred” or “vegetarian preferred. The second issue you will likely hear is, we don’t want anyone with a child. 20% of my phone calls conversations with basement owners would tell me bluntly they don’t want anyone with a child or children
According to Mississauga.com news, a Mississauga homeowner is facing backlash after posting a racist Kijiji ad seeking a tenant for his basement apartment, with a caption in the description box “Black guys pls no call”
Therefore, to all the basement apartment hunters be aware of this. Do not feel rejected or segregated because you will get that push back.
Let’s hear your struggles of getting a basement apartment in the Peel region, use the comment section below