Take this course to learn how to increase your chances of getting the housing you need!

RentSmart is a 12-hour course that covers the following:

  • 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

Upon completion of the RentSmart course, participants earn the RentSmart Certificate of Completion. The certificate can act as a reference and lets landlords know that graduates have learned how to be a good tenant.

The benefits of the RentSmart course are empowered tenants who understand their rights and responsibilities, communicate effectively with landlords, neighbours and roommates, budget to maintain their housing and look after their home. Financial benefits include the reduction in the costs related to moving, damages and evictions, as well as the societal benefits of stable housing and all its related impacts.

Where: Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Avenue
When: This course is running 3 times. You can choose one session which fits best with your schedule: February 19, 25 & 26, Saturday & Sundays, 12:30pm to 4:30pm | April 5 to May 10, Wednesdays, 6:00 to 8:00pm | May 16, 17, 23 & 24, Tuesday & Wednesdays, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: Free, bus tickets, food and childcare provided
Call 250-381-1552 to register

Learn more at readytorentbc.org