Renters: How to steer clear of bad apartments and lousy landlords

I rented my first apartment during my second year of university when I lived off-campus with four other girls in an old house in London, Ont.

Part way through the year, strange sounds in the night revealed a family of raccoons living in our floor boards. Our landlord called in an animal control expert to get rid of them – but not before they gave us fleas.

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