COVID-19 Update: We are accepting applications and move ins while takingsteps to protect our community members. In-person tours are unavailable, but virtual tours are accessible after you apply.

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Make more money.
Worry less.

Rent by the room with Roost and earn up to 40% more than traditional rentals, with less vacancy, better property care, and pre- screened mid-term tenants.

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Roommates sharing a meal in a Roost home

The modern alternative to renting to a family

Young professionals are looking to call your 2+ bed property home

But they want the convenience, affordability, and community of coliving with roommates.

Roommates sharing a meal in a Roost home

The modern alternative to renting to a family

Young professionals are looking to call your 2+ bed property home

But they want the convenience, affordability, and community of coliving with roommates.

We make renting to roommates effortless and rewarding

Maximize your rental cashflow with reliable 3-12+ month coliving tenants.

Peace of mind

You’re in full control of who you rent to, what you charge, min stay length, and house rules, but we’ll take care of finding, vetting, and keeping all your tenants happy so that you can sit back and know that your property is in good hands.

High-quality tenants

We specialize in roommates and meticulously pre-screen applicants for credit, financial stability, rental history, criminal background, and roommate compatibility before they’re even recommended to you - proactively saving you time and headaches.

Modern renting

From cross-posted listings advertised to millions to automatic rent collection, digital lease sending / signing, service ticket management, inspections tracking, and so much more. We’re your all-in-one rental management platform.

Too busy to DIY? Leave it to us.
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Any 2+ bed home can be a Roost

Entire units or a spare room in a condo / house / townhouse / building

As long as you’re offering private room(s) in a shared home.

How it works

4 steps to turn your spare room or rental property into a Roost

1

Make it a home

Furnish common areas, stock kitchen essentials, and ensure that wifi + utilities + cleaning are set for move in.

2

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Turn your single rental unit into multiple with just a few clicks. You set your prices and rules. No setup costs.

3

Approve tenants

Message and view booking requests from pre-screened tenants and send / sign your digital lease once ready.

4

Get paid

Watch the auto-collected / consolidated rent from all your tenants get directly deposited into your account.

Modern living room and kitchen at Roost home in downtown Toronto

100% free to list.
4% fee when rooms fill.

We only make money when you do - no hidden fees. 100% aligned. Our 4% fee on total monthly rent is tax-deductible and helps us keep our lights on in order to help you:

Advertise to millions

Your rooms are automatically sent to our waitlist and cross-posted to your area’s most popular rental platforms for millions to see (ie. Kijiji, Facebook).

Thorough background checks

Every Roost applicant you interact with is pre- screened for credit, financial stability, rental history, criminal background, and roommate compatiblity.

Secure rent collection

No matter how many tenants you have or how they like to pay - Interac, credit card, or direct deposit - we’ll collect and consolidate it for you every month.

Digital leases

Upload your custom lease or use one of our government- approved standard ones. Send it to your chosen tenant and sign / countersign with ease.

Inspections tracking

From move-ins to move-outs, keep detailed records of any damages / keys so you know exactly how your property’s doing and who’s responsible for what.

Service management

When dealing with issues, you’re in control of how you want the problem solved - contractor / DIY / etc - but we’ll happily keep track and coordinate for you.

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Always there to keep you and your tenants happy

9am - 9pm landlord support for you + 24 / 7 Roost concierge for your tenants

Your go-to contact for your property and your tenants’ go-to contact for all issues

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My experience working with Roost has been delightful! The team is very responsive and has put my mind at ease so I can go on with my day without worrying about my unit.

Owais J, Roost Landlord since Mar’19

Where our tenants work

Deloitte
Amazon
McKinsey & Company
Royal Bank of Canada
Scotiabank
EY
Google
Fidelity Investments
Telus
Mount Sinai Hospital
The Hospital for Sick Children
Booking.com

Find us in the press

Toronto Star
Vice
The Globe and Mail

Backed by leading investors

Version One Ventures
Panache Ventures

Frequent questions

How much can I make?

Each home is unique and we’ll offer our customized pricing suggestions once you complete your listing for review. You can ultimately set it to whatever you’d like.

Who are your tenants?

Young professionals and mature students aged 22-39 looking for convenience, affordability, community, and a real home in the city.

What about insurance?

Your home is protected by your homeowner’s insurance as well as each tenant’s mandatory $2M liability insurance (which they are required to submit proof of).

Who does the showings?

All virtual showings are self-guided. While we have tools for all landlords to offer and manage in-person tours, we currently only host tours in:

More questions?

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What are you waiting for?

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