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Toronto startup lets landlords & tenants rate each other

Since we're spending half our paycheques on rent, Toronto renters will interested to learn there's a site launching soon that will allow renters to rate their landlords in a way similar to existing sites like couchsurfing.com and Airbnb.

Landlords, the real victims of the landlord/tenant system (if you ask a, uh, landlord about it), can also utilize the site to check up on tenants' histories and dig for dirt. The startup is called R3NTR, and interested parties can sign up now as beta testers before the site's official launch.

While it would take some time, say at least a month, for the shit to pile up high enough to rival the entertainment / nightmare fodder that is Bedbug Registry (from which this Tumblr collects a precious few of the weirdest pages), the claims left on R3NTR may quickly end up in the territory of spiteful libel, and it's hard to say how the site will sift through the real villains from the falsely accused. When the issue is as big as someone's home or property, tensions can bubble over as mortally scalding torrents quickly.

Would you use R3NTR to rate landlords/tenants or look for non-sketch roomies? Will this result in Jerry Springer levels drama for Toronto? Let us know in the comments.


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