Frequently Asked Questions
Please see below for our FAQs.
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Rental rates vary between each building, and are dependent on the floor & view you select. Talk with a Veda rental agent for more information. Rent is paid on the 1st day of each month. When paid on time, rent includes utilities, unlimited Internet and access to available amenities.
Each suite is approximately 350 sq ft.
Yes, the price of rent includes a utilities credit of $50. This covers your monthly hydro, water/sewer, gas, water heater rental, furniture and Internet. As stated in our lease if rent is not paid on time a $50 charge will be applied. If you consistently use more than $50/month in utilities, you will be charged the difference. (Note: unless using excessive hydro due to additional appliances, or water due to leaving taps/toilets running without reporting them as a maintenance issue, students very rarely exceed the $50 monthly utilities credit, and are given warnings prior to being charged extra.)
Yes, parking is an additional $200/term and can be paid for on a per semester basis. Parking is underground. There are limited parking spaces so they will be reserved on a first come first served basis. CLICK HERE for Parking Application
Yes, we have outdoor parking spots available for visitors only, in the driveway at the back of Building B. Overnight visitors must register their vehicle here.
There is a common laundry room in Lakeview Place and The Pines. The laundry room in Apex services residents of Apex and Sunset Ridge. Our laundry rooms are equipped with card-operated machines. To reload your card, visit the machine in Lakeview or Apex.
Pets are not allowed at VEDA. Unless they are visiting us from B.A.R.K. 🙂
Our buildings are located south of campus on Academy Way, overlooking the valley. We are about a 5-10 minute walk to campus depending on your destination and which building you choose to reside in.
*NEW* As of September 1, 2018, the John Hindle Dr., and Academy Way expansion has made driving to UBCO easier than ever! Driving to UBCO is now a short 2 (ish) minute drive!
*NEW* As of Fall 2018, a pedestrian overpass is currently in completion from Academy Hill to UBCO Campus, allowing for an even easier pedestrian commute!
We offer 3-year lease terms with the option to renew or terminate each year. The minimum lease term is 12 months. If you choose to stay beyond the 12 months, your rental rate will not increase over the 3-year period.
Email email@example.com to receive a sample lease. Your individual lease package is prepared electronically & sent straight to your email for a sleek, online lease signing!
To sign-up, please contact us through phone, email or drop by our office (we’re here Monday-Friday 10am-6pm). We require a security deposit ($450-475) to guarantee you a suite. We do our best to accommodate you with the room of your choice. You will receive a link to your lease application via email, which includes tenant forms, signatures and payment method info. Your lease package must be completed within 5 days of receiving your email. Once your application is completed, you will be fully signed up with VEDA!
*NEW* As of September 1, 2018, we will have someone on site the following hours:
Monday: 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 10 pm
Saturday – Sunday: 3 pm – 10 pm
We are in the office to answer and calls / answer any questions Monday – Friday from 10 am – 6 pm.
We require a deposit to secure your suite. If you’re unable to sign up in person, please contact us & we’ll be happy to assist you.
Yes, you can sublet your room, in accordance with the lease. Please note, you are still the tenant and you are now acting like a “landlord” for your tenant. You still pay rent to the housing office, and you are responsible for collecting rent from “your tenant”. Reminder: our suites are single occupancy only.
VEDA buildings are designed with your safety in mind. There is FOB access to the building exclusive to VEDA residents and your own personal key code to your private suite. Security cameras are installed throughout each building.
VEDA suites are designed for single occupancy only.
*NEW* As of September 2, 2018 BC Transit has implemented the following routes:
#4: Stops directly in front of VEDA buildings. This bus service UBCO, Orchard Park Shopping Center, all the way to Pandosy Street.
#6: Can be accessed from John Hindle Dr. at Academy Way (5 minute walk), and services UBCO to Downtown Kelowna.
For more information regarding transit, follow this link to Kelowna Transit’s website.
There is a new plaza near the airport, which is a 5-minute drive from UBCO, featuring a Nester’s grocery store, a Tim Hortons, Kaya Sushi, DunnEnzies Pizza, Dairy Queen, and more! There is also a Freshslice Pizza, Golden Island Asian Cuisine, and convenience store across the street from VEDA.