A short guide to signing a lease in a seniors’ residence

Signing a lease is an important step when it comes to finding a new home, and moving into a seniors’ residence is no exception. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re deciding on your next home.

Information to know before signing

When visiting a residence for the first time, a staff member should give you a document outlining the services they offer and how much they cost. It should also detail how the place works and how to file a complaint. Additionally, you should receive information on the code of ethics for staff and volunteers and receive proof of the facility’s certifications.

Don’t hesitate to ask questions and gather as much information as possible during your visit.

Items to verify on the lease

Your lease should state the amount of your rent with a breakdown of the basic cost and personal services included, as well as a listing of the residence’s conditions and amenities. These details should state who is responsible for paying taxes and utilities like the electricity bill and whether any renovations are required before you move in. You should also receive lists of available services, their prices and the facility’s rules.

Before signing a lease for a private seniors’ residence, use all the resources at your disposal to make the process easier.

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