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 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. 

2019 sessions have now concluded. We look forward to sharing information in the near future about dates, times and locations for 2020 sessions.