RentSmart

RentSmart is a new program offered for free across the County. 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 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!

To participate in any of the programs, you must register with The Help Centre Northumberland at 905-372-2646.  Please see the full list of available sessions below.

Brighton

November 21, 2019

3-hour session: 1:00 - 4:00PM

Trinity-St. Andrew's United Church, 56 Prince Edward St.

Cobourg

September 25, 2019

3-hour session: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Salvation Army Community Church, 59 Ballantine Street

 

October 21, 2019

12-hour session: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 200 King Street West

 

October 22, 2019

12-hour session: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 200 King Street West

Port Hope

July 9, 2019

12-hour session: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

The Salvation Army Community & Family Services, 100 Peter Street

 

July 16, 2019

12-hour session: 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

The Salvation Army Community & Family Services, 100 Peter Street

 

August 26, 2019

3-hour session: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Green Wood Coalition (The Hive), 4 Centennial Drive