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 takes 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 want 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 have taken a course to learn how to be a good tenant - Get RentSmart!  

RentSmart Tenant Education Program Dates

Chatham Public Library

February 5, 6, 7, 2019

10:00am – 2:30pm


Chatham Public Library

April 6 & 13, 2019

9:30am – 4:00pm


Chatham Public Library

June 3, 4, 5, 6, 2019

1:00pm – 4:00pm

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


To register for RentSmart call 519.351.8573 ext. 2409. Email Subject: RentSmart. Include your name, telephone number, email address.