My partner and I are looking for a 2-bedroom home as we invited my mother to move from Montreal (where we are both from) and come and live with us in Victoria rather than moving into a retirement home. Our maximum budget is $1800 all included and we are looking for long-term tenancy. As my mother has reduced mobility, we would prefer a home with ground entry that is situated at walking distance to shops.
She will be bringing her 9-year-old, 18lb west highland terrier (Oscar) and we have an 11-year-old cat (Cosette), which can make it quite tricky to find a place in Victoria, but we are happy to provide a pet deposit. We would love a home with an access to the outside to be able to let the cat enjoy the outdoors. And as new gardeners we would be thrilled to have some space to grow veggies.
My partner is a mature full-time student at UVic doing her degree in Religious Studies with a minor in Sociology, while working part-time for a Victoria-based educational publication company. For my part, I work full-time at a land conservation organization. We are responsible and respectful tenants and have excellent references to provide. My mother will be moving October 1st but my partner and I are available to move before then.