When looking for housing there are various local options. Information on long term rentals can be found at the Residential Tenancy Branch. In British Columbia there are specific rules regarding renting or leasing a longer term rental or new home. For more detailed information please see the below links;
- Starting tenancy
- Are utilities included
- Ending tenancy or Ending tenancy early due to hardship video
- Resources and calculators
- Residential Tenancy Act BC, Forms for residential tenancy
If you need an interim home or require short term local accommodation Lakeview Homes or Booking Direct can assist you find short term accommodation anywhere on Vancouver Island.
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Are you considering building your own new home? Local Chapter of the Canadian Home Builders Association can assist with many local resources. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is the voice of the residential construction industry in Canada. CHBA commits to support the business success of our members and their ability to provide affordability, quality and choice for consumers.
Looking to rent a new home? There are various local rental agencies that can assist with long term rentals in Nanaimo. Check them out below!
Need to set up utilities in your new home? Here are the basics to get you started;
- BC Telus
- BC Hydro
- Shaw Cable
- Fortis Gas
- City of Nanaimo – Garbage schedules
A great tool to help figure out all household expenses is the cost of living calculator.
All homes and vehicles require insurance in British Columbia. In housing, whether you own or rent your home, both homeowners and tenants insurance is required. Automobile insurance is also required to operate any vehicle in BC. Both of these can be purchased at local Insurance Offices in Nanaimo. A few local insurance companies to consider are;