“Available: charming, cozy, lower-level flat. Walk-out to a shared garden. Bright and cheerful, the space has a lot of character, friendly neighbours.” Sounds lovely, doesn’t it? Do you know what would happen if you rented that living space without going to see it first? You’d find yourself locked into a lease for a dark basement that’s saturated with cat urine; that “shared garden space” is a patch of weeds tucked between two buildings, and the “friendly neighbours” are cockroaches the ...

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