RentSmart Certificate LogoRentSmart Certificate Covers:

  • Tenant rights and responsibilities
  • Landlord responsibilities and expectations
  • Tenancy, human rights, and privacy laws
  • Roommates and neighbours
  • Budgeting and keeping housing affordable
  • Effective communication
  • Maintenance do's and don'ts
  • Fire and safety
  • Pests
  • Community resources

Who Should Attend RentSmart?

RentSmart is for anyone who is a new tenant, has faced barriers to housing in the past or is unfamiliar with tenants' rights and responsibilities. It builds knowledge, confidence, and skills so people can make better decisions about rental housing. Even those who are happy with their present housing can benefit from RentSmart. The rental market is complex - there is always a lot to learn.

Landlords want good tenants and tenants to be good neighbours. If you are a landlord and feel one of your tenants would benefit from this program, inform the tenant of the program and have them register to take this free training.

RentSmart Certificate lets landlords know you know how to be a good tenant - Get RentSmart!  

Financial assistance may be available to people with low-income for transportation and childcare.

RentSmart Tenant Education Program Dates

RentSmart Basics Dates

Chatham Public Library

April 6, 8, 9, 2020

10:00am – 2:30pm

Wallaceburg Public Library
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chatham Public Library

Saturday, April 25, 2020 & Saturday, May 2, 2020

10:00am – 2:30pm

Chatham Public Library

May 6, 7, 8, 2020

10:00am – 2:30pm

Chatham Public Library

June 1, 3, 5, 2020

10:00am – 2:30pm

To register for RentSmart for tenants call 519.351.1228 ext. 2409. Email add the subject: RentSmart. Include your name, telephone number and email address.  

RentSmart Landlord Education Program

To register for RentSmart for landlords email add the subject: RentSmart. Include your name, telephone number and email address or visit: