As a young adult in Winnipeg renting can be very risky. For some reason landlords don’t feel the need to be honest with their new tenants, and with the outbreak with bed bugs most aren’t doing enough about it. Back in November as I struggled to find a affordable, decent place in the Winnipeg school division I found it very difficult. When I asked the landlords if there had been any previous issues with bed bugs every one of them told me no. Later on I found out from friends and people’s tips on Kijiji that three of the places did have bed bugs before. But bed bugs aren’t the only thing they will lie about. They also won’t tell you of many other things. Once I thought my search was over and I had landed a cozy bachelor suite. I later found mould mildew all in the bathroom that someone had tried to do a cheap job at covering up, and mice which they even denied knowing about after confronting them. So let this be a warning to all new tenants and anyone looking for an apartment, don’t always trust what the landlords tell you. They may be a slum lord!