You’ll find answers to commonly asked questions regarding residency in one of our homes.
When is my rent due?
Your rent direct debit payment will be processed on the 1st day of every month, if the 1st lands on a Saturday or Sunday then your rent will be processed on the first business day following the weekend. There will be a $50 per fee for all NSF or late payments.
When is garbage day?
Garbage Day is MONDAY. Please ensure that you use the recycling blue and gray boxes provided. Barrie has a one bag limit so you’ll need to recycle all those pizza boxes. You can purchase additional garbage bag stickers from Sobeys, A&P, Zehrs and Jays Variety in the Duckworth & Grove St. plaza near the College. Any trips to the dump will be billed equally between the students in the house.
Do I have to mow the lawn or shovel snow?
No to mowing the lawn. Yes to shovelling snow. Especially if you don’t want to be late for classes. Shovels are provided.
Do I have to Clean the House?
Yes you do! But that is only if you want to get along with your roomates and live in harmony. Clean your own mess.Wash your own dishes (manually or use the dishwasher). We suggest that you arrange a house cleaning schedule for all common areas. Do not leave dirty dishes or empty beer bottles/cans under your bed or anywhere in your room. This creates unpleasant aromas. For a modest fee we can arrange to have your common areas cleaned for you.
What do I do when?
• The basement is flooded… Call us Right Away!
• Toilet is plugged… Use the plunger.
• My roomates are driving me crazy… Georgian College offers conflict management courses on campus.
• The stove or fridge doesn’t work… Please check to see if it’s plugged in. If it still doesn’t work, please give us a call.
• A service technician or city worker shows up… Please give them our number and have them call us.
• A friend needs a room… Please call us or pass along our contact information.
• The cops show up… Don’t do the crime and you won’t do the time.
What time do I have to be moved out by?
On the date your lease ends, you have until 12pm to have all of your belongings out of the house.
Do I have to clean up?
As you know you are required to clean your room and have all common areas (kitchen, bathroom, living rooms) in the same condition you found them when you moved in.This will be a group effort so everyone please work together on this. We ask that you take all of your food with you or throw it out so we can offer clean/ empty fridges & cupboards to our new tenants.
This will be a group effort so everyone please work together on this. We ask that you take all of your food with you or throw it out so we can offer clean/ empty fridges & cupboards to our new tenants.
What do I do with garbage?
Please ensure that all garbage is removed from the house. Just so you know, as we have run into this problem in the past, if there is garbage that needs to be disposed after you leave we will hire a garbage removal service and you will all be billed equally.
What if I want to move out a bit earlier than my lease states?
If you are planning on moving out prior to the expiry of your lease, please let us know so we can make alternate arrangements.