2013 Rent Smart
Rent Smart provides practical education to help people looking for rental housing to acquire and keep decent housing.
Rent Smart emphasizes skills that may help tenants avoid legal confrontations. It stresses both tenant and landlord responsibilities and the advantages gained from viewing the landlord-tenant relationship as mutually beneficial rather than confrontational.
The program is specifically designed to help persons who have never rented or are having difficulty obtaining rental housing. This difficulty may arise from lack of experience, poor rental history, poor credit history, or other issues that cause potential landlords to perceive them as high risk tenants.
What’s In It For You?
Practical information on:
What landlords look for in a renter
How much you will be able to afford to pay for rent
Tips on choosing a place to live
How to keep a home clean and cared for
How to talk to the landlord and other tenants should problems arise
Completion of the course provides you with a certificate to show your commitment to being a good tenant.
How Do I Register
- Choose a date and location listed from the class schedule in this brochure that fits into your schedule. Plan to attend both sessions in the county selected.(Need not be a resident of that county to attend the classes)
- Register by calling the phone number of the site you will be attending.
Winnebago County – Rent Smart (920) 232-1970
Fond du Lac County – Rent Smart (920) 929-3174
- How Much Will it Cost?
- Money for Rent
- Making the Most of Your Credit Report
- Finding a Place to Live
- Checking Out the Rental Unit and the Landlord
- The Rental Application Process
- Understanding Rental Agreements
- Maintenance: Who is Responsible for What?
- Home Maintenance: Keeping it Clean and Safe
- Communicating with Your Landlord and Neighbors
- Moving On: Notice, Security Deposits and Evictions