It is standard for PEI landlords to ask tenants to sign a lease. Leases can be month-to-month or yearly. Most apartments come equipped with appliances.
The Tenant Support Centre, a project of Community Legal Information, assists tenants on PEI by providing legal information and referrals. Please click here to view a guide for tenants to renting on PEI (https://www.rentingpei.ca/sitefiles/Documents/Renting-on-PEI—A-Guide-for-Tenants.pdf).
There is no standardized resource for renting in PEI. It can be helpful to check bulletin boards, classifieds, and the yellow pages. Many different websites list rentals for PEI. These websites are:
Facebook Marketplace: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace
Renters Hotline: https://pe.rentershotline.ca/