Ready to Rent offers a professional development course - RentSmart Landlord - for landlords looking to help solve housing issues in their community.
RentSmart Landlord is for property managers, tenant managers, housing support workers and landlords wanting to be part of solving housing issues in your community. This course builds knowledge, skills and capacity in housing tenants who may be experiencing life transitions: best practices in being a landlord, systems for successful tenancies, and how to access the network of community supports to address issues if they arise. Landlords receive the ‘Creating Successful Tenancies’ manual that includes an overview of legal rights and responsibilities, templates to help increase communication and understanding of expectations and responsibilities, tips for preventing damages and evictions, and the community resources available that make being a landlord easier.
Be a RentSmart Landlord
1) Recognize the RentSmart Certificate on housing applications. We’ll recognize you as a RentSmart Landlord- you’ll get a decal, recognition our website, use of the logo and verification wording for applications
2) Donate to support RentSmart—your tax receipted donation builds tenant capacity—they benefit and you benefit.
3) Access RentSmart Landlord Online- a soon-to-be-launched online course that assists landlords to set up tenancies for success and prevent difficult tenant behaviours
RentSmart tracks results rigorously, including an annual survey of past graduates. Here are the results from 2017/18 survey of 450 recent graduates.