Renters Workshop

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The Renters Workshop is a free, self-paced online course created for UCSC students seeking off-campus housing. The comprehensive workshop educates students about their legal rights and responsibilities and provides valuable tips for conducting an effective rental search. After finishing the workshop, you will receive a Certificate of Completion to show landlords you are a knowledgeable prospective tenant.  

Some Santa Cruz landlords require UCSC students to provide a Certificate of Completion from the Renters Workshop! 

After taking the workshop, you will also be able to:

  • Detect and avoid fraudulent listings, rental scams, and illegal units.
  • Know your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
  • Make a great first impression when inquiring about a rental.
Last modified: Apr 03, 2024