Coming to NSCC? Need a little help finding an awesome place to live? Check out our online off-campus housing listing and find your new home away from home!
NSCC has partnered with Places4students.com to bring you an up to date housing listing that is accessible at the click of a button! Now, you can view available local housing listings near your campus for free at any time. To further help find a place that's right for you are detailed descriptions of each listing, email/telephone contact information for local landlords, and in many cases, photos of the listed accommodations to give you a sneak preview of what your new home away from home will look like.
Campus Housing Listings
- Akerley Campus and Aviation Institute (Dartmouth)
- Annapolis Valley Campus (Middleton and Lawrencetown sites)
- Burridge Campus (Yarmouth)
- Institute of Technology Campus (Halifax)
- Kingstec Campus (Kentville)
- Lunenburg Campus (Bridgewater)
- Marconi Campus (Sydney)
- Pictou Campus (Pictou)
- Strait Area Campus (Port Hawkesbury)
- Truro Campus (Truro)
- Waterfront Campus (Dartmouth)
Make sure to bookmark this page and visit often to see our newest postings!
Don't see your campus online? Contact Student Services at your campus for more information on off-campus housing options.
If you have a property you would like to register, visit www.places4students.com or call 1-866-766-0767. There is a fee for posting accommodations on the Places4Students website.
Please note: The information provided on the online housing service, places4students.com, has been provided by private landlords not associated with NSCC. The accommodations have not been inspected by NSCC and NSCC makes no representation as to the accuracy of the information posted or the suitability of the accommodation for student use. NSCC assumes no responsibility in regard to any lease made with the landlord or any arrangements made by students sharing the accommodation. Students are advised to meet with the owner and inspect the premises before signing a lease.
Additional off campus housing information
Before choosing a place to live, it is important that you know what it is you are looking for in a rental space as well as your rights and responsibilities as a tenant. Here are some websites that can help!
- Residential Tenancies Act
- Residential Tenancies Regulations
- Halifax Metro Transit
- Mapquest - directions to your campus from your new home
Need advice on your rights?
Contact the Residential Tenancies Program: 1-800-670-4357
Quick Questions to Guide Your Search
- Think location - Is it close to campus? Is it in a central location or is it far from places you'll frequently need to visit?
- Safety Check - Is it located in a safe and friendly neighbourhood? Is it well lit at night? Are bus stops located close by? Do they have proper safety procedures and utilities such as fire detectors and emergency exits?
- Facilities - Is it near basic amenities such as a grocery store, pharmacy, bank and doctor's office? Is it easily accessible to other facilities such as the community centre, gym, local mall, and other places of convenience? Is it close to the transit system?
- Landlord - Is your landlord friendly/approachable? Do you share the same perspective about living conditions and habits? Does the living space require repairs? If so, can they be completed before you move in?
- Rules - Are the rules set by your landlord and/or roommates acceptable? Will you be able to follow them without any hesitation?
- Costs - Is your overall budget realistic? Have all costs and expenses been accounted for? Will you be able to maintain rental payments without making any major sacrifices? Have you set aside funds for emergencies and miscellaneous items?
- The Lease - Does it infringe on any of your rights as a tenant? Are there any details that should be included in the agreement that aren't? Make sure you have completely reviewed the lease before you sign it and know all your rights as a tenant.
Top 10 Tenancy Tips:
- Research! Check out your potential landlord to see what others think.
- If you are living with roommates, make sure to find ones you trust. It is important that each of you sign the lease because you are all equally responsible for the rental space.
- Hold onto your money. Do not give the landlord any money, even a security deposit, unless you are sure you want to rent the space and have completely inspected it.
- Put it in writing. Don't enter into an oral lease. Always have your lease and any relevant issues documented in writing.
- Don't let things go unrepaired. As soon as you notice a problem, let your landlord know and put it in writing. And keep a copy!
- Pay your rent on time! Your landlord can charge you a 1% late fee each month. If your rent is more than 30 days late, your landlord can terminate your tenancy.
- Note when your lease ends. Just because you aren't there does not mean you don't have to pay the rent. As long as your name is on the lease, you are required to pay the landlord rent on time.
- Note the notice period given in your lease. You must give advanced notice to terminate your lease.
- Take everything you own with you when you move. The landlord has the right to dispose of any property left behind after 30 days.
- When in doubt, seek advice from the Residential Tenancies program.
Settling in to your new home!
Once you find a place, you need to get yourself ready to move in. That will include lots of packing, of course. But you also have to think about setting up accounts for things like electricity, television, phone, and internet. Here are some quick links to help students on the move.