Kingston's rental market is relatively tight, with a low vacancy rate, due to the high student population. The majority of Kingston landlords require one-year leases.
Expect to spend at least one full day in Kingston viewing units. It is best not to plan this for a weekend, as most of the major property management companies are closed. To make the most of your time, book viewings with the landlord prior to your arrival. If you require a place to stay during your visit, check our short-term accommodation suggestions.
Queen's Town-Gown Relations provides tips for househunters. The tips are geared to students, but many are applicable to everyone.
A list of property management companies in Kingston can be found at YellowPages.ca. Some of the major ones include:
|Homestead Land Holdings Limited (waterfront buildings)||Cypress & Associates|
|Keystone Property Management Inc .||CJM Property Management|
|Kincore Holdings Limited|
Sabbatical Homes helps academic communities worldwide to find or list houses or apartments for rent, exchange or to house-sit. To search, enter "Kingston" and "Queen's" as your keyword.
Kingston Whig Standard (local daily newspaper) lists rentals in the classified ads.
Queen's Accommodation Listing Service registers houses, apartments, and shared accommodation rentals. The site does not allow to filter for rentals specifically geared to faculty. You will have to look for clues in the description of the property - some landlords express their intention to rent to faculty.
If you want to learn more about your rights as a tenant, check the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal.