RentSmart is a new program being offered at locations across the county, at no cost to participants. It is designed for landlords, people who are already tenants and those who want to start renting, with the goal of having successful tenancies. 

RentSmart covers topics including:

  • Tenant rights and responsibilities
  • Landlord responsibilities and expectations
  • Living with roommates, housemates and neighbours
  • Effective communication skills
  • Budgeting and planning for housing affordability and stability
  • Maintenance do's and don'ts
  • Crisis management, safety and pests

There are 3-hour, 6-hour and 12-hour sessions available. Everyone who completes a session or course will get a letter or certificate to say they have successfully completed RentSmart. Some landlords will see these as a very positive reference!

For information on upcoming sessions or to sign up, please contact The Help Centre Northumberland at 905-372-2646.

Upcoming RentSmart courses

Virtual RentSmart Course - Wednesday, October 20 and Thursday, October 21, 2021

 1 p.m. to  4 p.m. - attendance on both days is required in order to achieve certification.

This FREE virtual 6-hour course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools to help you find and keep healthy housing.

We will look at tips and advice on:

  • Where to find and apply for housing
  • Building relationships with your landlords and neighbours
  • Keeping your unit clean
  • And much more

To register or find out more information, please contact Mirri by email at or call 905-372-2646.