Each unit is rented for a twelve-month calendar period, depending on the month the lease commences. Leases are renewable if you meet the income ceiling requirements of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the eligibility requirements of Platt's Lane Estates.
Rental rates for the current year are established through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) guidelines and are based on the total family income. Please be sure to complete the Income Declaration Form that is included with the application package. To be eligible for accommodation, your income during the lease period must be below the income ceiling set by the CMHC.
Base Monthly Rental Rates for May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018 (12 month lease):
Please review the Income Declaration Form for further details.
Current tenants will be advised of new rental rates before their existing lease expires. The new rental rates are applicable to tenants applying for a new lease.
Income Tax Information
The Platt's Lane Estates are property tax exempt, therefore, tenants are not eligible to claim the full amount of their rent under the Ontario Property Tax Credit. Tenants are eligible to claim the Student Residence Credit of $25 on Line 6116 on tax form ON-479.
Rent must be paid monthly and is due on the first day of the month. Once your payment has been processed an e-mail confirmation will be sent to your UWO e-mail address.
Internet banking payments can be made through the following Canadian financial institutions:
If you already use your bank's web services, go to your banking website, log in and use the search word "Western" to find and add The University of Western Ontario - HOUSING as a payee. The account number for your bill is your nine-digit student number (starting with either 25 or 00).
If you currently do not bank online, please contact a representative of your bank to register for this service. Please note that online banking payments sometimes take two to three business days to be received by our office.
Please make your payments payable to The University of Western Ontario. Please include your name, building, unit number and student number on all bank drafts, money orders, certified cheques and personal cheques.
For your convenience, a series of post-dated cheques are accepted by the rental office.
Direct debit and credit card payments can be made at the Platts Lane Rental Office during office hours from Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.