The Rental Accountability Program(RA program) was developed from the feedback received about the McMaster Accommodation Review Program that ran from 2005-2007.

Quickfacts:

  • The RA program is based on the Rental Accountability Certificate.
  • A landlord fills out the Certificate for one of their properties and joins the program.
    (It's that easy! and now the property is in the Featured Listings)
  • The Certificate simply states that the Landlord will abide by the Residential Tenancies Act.(RTA)
  • If there is an issue that arises about a rental unit within the program that may need some extra attention, the OCRC will help both parties facilitate a reasonable solution.
    (*Note: This is an option and is not mandatory, you can use the OCRC if you wish us to help resolve any rental issues or not..its up to both parties.)
  • The idea is to keep the rental units happy!
    If the students are happy in their rental unit, it makes for sound investments for Landlords and a happier community.
  • If unfortunately a solution cannot be found and there is an infraction of the RTA, the property will be removed from program and will not be able to return until the end of the next rental season. If the property is removed from the program anytime between May-Dec it will not be able to return until the following May. If the property is removed from the program anytime between Jan-Apr it will not be able to return until the following Sept.(*Note: Although the property is removed from the program it can still advertise in our regular listing).We do not want to see any property removed from the program and will work as best we can to help facilitate solutions so that the property stays in the program.



Rental Accountability Program(RA Program).- What does this mean?

What does this mean for Students? What does this mean for Landlords?
  1. Landlords have filled out a Rental Accounbility Certificate.(Click to view an example)
  2. The OCRC will support and help facilitate solutions to issues that may arise pertaining to your rental.
  3. More features per ad to make your searching alot easier.
  4. You and your housemates will receive a "Welcome Package" full of free stuff and information for your new home.
  1. RA_ProgramFeatured Advertising in the OCRC listings.
  2. The OCRC will support and help facilitate solutions to issues that may arise pertaining to your rental.
  3. More pictures per ad.
  4. Welcome packages to give to students.