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Being a Tenant

If you’re 18 or older and a youth or family from government care, sign up to find safe, affordable rental housing from a network of Friendly Landlords.

Support you will receive as a tenant of the Friendly Landlord Network

  • When you first move in, the Friendly Landlord Co-ordinator will arrange a meeting with yourself, your new landlord, and your support worker. This meeting will ensure the proper tenancy paperwork is completed, receipt of damage deposit and rent is received, review of the premise before move it is documented and house rules are clearly communicated (e.g. recycling and garbage, how to reach your landlord, if there’s an issue with your unit who to call, access to shared areas).

  • During the first 6 months of your tenancy, you’re Support Worker will connect in with you each month to see how your tenancy is going

  • If you need support communicating with your Landlord, the Friendly Landlord Coordinator is available to help
  • Opportunity to attend the Rentsmart 101 workshop – designed to help tenant success in their tenancy. It teaches important skills to build tenancy knowledge and confidence to find and keep housing.

Responsibilities of being a tenant:

  • Connect in with your Support Worker monthly
  • Pay your rent on time
  • Be a good neighbour
  • Call the Landlord or Friendly Landlord Cooridnator if there are any issues with your unit

How To View A Suite

When you are viewing places to rent, look for these important features. Find a guide below.

Renting it Right

Free online course for tenants that covers both practical and legal topics to consider before deciding to rent.

Tenant Survival Guide

What you should know about being a tenant. You'll find a Tenant Survival Guide in the link below.

If you would like to be a part of this network, get in touch!