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 by emailing ckrentsmart@chatham-kent.ca or calling 519.351.1228 ext. 2409.

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. If you need help to attend, email ckrentsmart@chatham-kent.ca or call 519.351.1228 ext. 2409.

RentSmart Tenant Education Program Dates

RentSmart Landlord Education Program Dates

Chatham Public Library

July 8, 9, 11, 2019

10:00am - 2:30pm


Wallaceburg Public Library

July 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, 2019

9:30am - 11:30am

June Membership Information & Steak Dinner Fundraiser for Children's Treatment Centre

June 11, 2019 6:00pm


RentSmart Landlord Education Program

June 15, 2019
9:30am – 1:00pm
To register for RentSmart for tenants call 519.351.1228 ext. 2409. Email ckrentsmart@chatham-kent.ca add the subject: RentSmart. Include your name, telephone number and email address.  
To register for RentSmart for landlords email chathamkentlandlordassoc@gmail.com add the subject: RentSmart. Include your name, telephone number and email address. 
or visit: www.chathamapartments.ca