Vancouver Craigslist ad asks for tenants who don’t cook and are ‘barely home’

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WATCH ABOVE: A rental advertisement on Craigslist is getting some attention for just how strict the tenant requirements are. Just another sign of how tight the rental market is. Aaron McArthur reports.

Vancouver Craigslist rental ads are more often than not fodder for some interesting proposed living arrangements. This week’s humdinger was no different: an advertised two-bedroom garden suite for some very “special” new tenants.

For $1,400 a month, two lucky new renters can call this house, just steps from Commercial Drive, home. The only thing is, their new landlords might get upset if they cook, make noise, have friends over, or hang out at home.

“Our ideal tenant would not cook much (only because the smell travels upstairs directly into our living room) and we are vegetarians so we don’t like the smell of meat either,” the ad reads.

They also suggest the tenant shouldn’t play loud music, party, or have “many friends over” while also not minding the sound of their landlord’s three-year-old running around upstairs.

They should also “work lots” and be “barley[sic] home.”
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The ad says one bedroom faces East 1st Avenue, and “the sound of vehicles will always be present.” The other room is 10 square feet.

There is no laundry or parking on site, and internet, TV, and hydro are not included. They also prohibit animals.

“You’re basically just telling your tenant ‘you’re my cash-cow,'” said Cass Sclaurezo, who runs the snarky @dearYVRlandlord Twitter account.

The home is just one of dozens Sclaurezo pokes fun at on Twitter, pointing out some unfavourable living conditions spotted on Craigslist.

Would you live here?

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