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The Certified Massachusetts Landlord™, Eviction and Notices

The Conference Center at Bentley University

*Part I: The Certified Massachusetts Landlord™ In-Depth MassLandlords is launching our new optional state-wide certification! This segment will review the certification in-depth, covering best practices, the upcoming exam, and our continuing education opportunities. We will start with the certification context, including a review of existing professional certifications for owners and managers of residential real estate. Then we'll review the motivations for creating our own program, and share our end vision. We will give a step-by-step guide for how to start certification online and what to expect with the exam, which will be available January 2020. This part of the presentation will be given by MassLandlords staff. *Part II: Eviction and Serving Notices to Quit Try as we might, not every tenancy is stable and not every tenant recognizes this and leaves promptly. Sometimes we need to start "summary process", which is the legal term for a Massachusetts eviction. This segment walks us through the eviction process with emphasis on the serving of notices by constables and sheriffs. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of the notice to quit, summons and complaint, and execution. We'll go over how to serve notice and will share some stories of service gone wrong. This part of the presentation will use MassLandlords repertoire slides and will be given by Mark Weisberg, constable. *Have you seen our Charles River volunteer website? Market data available on rent levels for Waltham and surrounding areas. We encourage you to also take the poll on your current views of the rental market. Use the "Contact Us" form to request a login at crrha.org *"No Sales Pitch" Guarantee MassLandlords offers attendees of directly managed events a "No Sales Pitch" guarantee. If a guest speaker offers services, their presentation will not discuss pricing, promotions, or reasons why you should hire them. We do not permit speakers to pay for or sponsor events. Guest speakers are chosen for their expertise and willingness to present helpful educational content. Your purchase of an event ticket sustains our nonprofit model. *Tuesday, November 5th Charles River Meeting Agenda -6:00pm Sign-in/Networking Networking draws from Waltham, Newton, Weston, Watertown, Wellesley, Wellesley Hills, Lincoln, Dover, Arlington, Belmont, and the western ends of Cambridge and Boston. -6:10pm Pizza and sodas provided -6:40pm Executive Director Doug Quattrochi with the MassLandlords Business Update Member Minutes - Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.) -7:00pm Certification In-Depth -7:40pm Eviction, Serving Notices -9:00pm Doors Close *Location The Conference Center at Bentley University 175 Forest St Waltham, MA 02452 *Parking Lots of parking available at this hour. *Food Pizza, salad Soda, Water Cookies Please feel free to bring a dinner that meets your dietary goals/restrictions *Pricing Open to the public. Membership is not required! -Door: Public: $34 Members: $29 -Early-bird, reserve seven days prior by 12pm: Public: $32 Members: $24 Premium Members: No charge and no need to register Tickets at: MassLandlords.net/events

Section 1031 Exchanges

Worcester Technical High School

*Part I: Topic TBA We're holding this slot for educational content requested by members. Suggestions? Email us at [masked]. *Part II: Section 1031 Exchanges What's the biggest tax savings ever? How about if you saved over $100,000? Come learn about IRS Section 1031, which allows owners to avoid recapture tax. In a nutshell, owners can depreciate their property, saving tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes over the life of the building, and then they can sell out and transfer that money into new property of like kind without paying recapture tax. Everyone serious about rental property as an investment vehicle should understand Section 1031. But it's not for the faint of heart! Tight timelines are involved. If you do it only once if your life, it will still save you $100,000 or more, depending on the value of your property. This part will be presented by Chris Brown of Edmund & Wheeler. *Have you seen our Leave Stuff, Take Stuff Table? Market your business, pick up handouts, give away an old doorknob. Everything goes on our first-come, first-served display table at all our events. Please bring business cards, brochures, coupons. And feel free to pick up your own uncollected marketing materials at the end. Everything not claimed end-of-event may be chucked. *"No Sales Pitch" Guarantee MassLandlords offers attendees of directly managed events a "No Sales Pitch" guarantee. If a guest speaker offers services, their presentation will not discuss pricing, promotions, or reasons why you should hire them. We do not permit speakers to pay for or sponsor events. Guest speakers are chosen for their expertise and willingness to present helpful educational content. Your purchase of an event ticket sustains our nonprofit model. *Wednesday, November 13th Meeting Agenda -5:30pm Sign-in/Networking Networking draws from Worcester, Shrewsbury, Millbury, Auburn, Leicester, Paxton, Holden, West Boylston, Boylston, Grafton, Upton, Northbridge, Sutton, Oxford, Charlton, Spencer, Oakham, Rutland, Princeton, Clinton, and Sterling. -6:15pm Buffet Dinner by The Vintage Grille -6:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes Member Minutes - Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.) -7:00pm Rich Merlino Meeting Introduction -7:05pm Member topic TBA -7:45pm Section 1031 Exchanges -9:00pm Doors close *Location Worcester Technical High School 1 Skyline Dr Worcester, MA 01603 *Parking There is ample free parking in the first lot you see, in the covered garage to your left, on top of the garage (entrance further down road), and around the back of the school *Food -Cheese and crackers, sodas, water, coffee, decaf -Hot buffet dinner, incl. salad, rolls -Cookies, brownies, and/or blondies *Dietary restrictions: purchase an early-bird ticket and email [masked], we will accommodate you. *Pricing Open to the public. Membership is not required! -Door: Public: $24 Members: $19 -Early-bird, reserve seven days prior by 12pm: Public: $22 Members: $14 Premium Members: No charge and no need to register *Extra Credit -First time attendees: Join as a member before leaving the event, your public ticket will be credited toward membership. -Members: Bring a first-time attendee who joins at the event, your membership will be extended by one month free. No limit. Tickets at MassLandlords.net/events

Free Remediation of Asthma Triggers, Meet the Sheriffs

Munich Haus Restaurant

*Part I: Free Remediation of Asthma Triggers You'd expect the Pioneer Valley to have fresh clean air, but actually Hampden and Hampshire counties consistently receive failing grades from the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report. That's because the Pioneer Valley is like "the LA of Massachusetts," trapping smog and ozone that blow here from the rest of the country. You won't stay in business long if your renters can't breathe. Fortunately, you can get a free home assessment for asthma triggers or other health issues, free education for your renters on keeping the premises clean, and best of all, free kitchen and bathroom ventilation, free carpet removal, free pest management, free leak repair, and free mold remediation. The only catch is your renter needs to be on medicaid, medicare, or have been to the ER or hospital for an asthma attack in the last year. Renters and homeowners are eligible to participate. This part of the presentation will be given by Sarita Hudson, Director of Programs and Development for the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts. Sarita brings over 25 years of experience managing programs, developing coalitions, and building community capacity on issues including sexual violence prevention, women's rights, and social justice. She is a member of the Steering and Healthy Housing Committees of the Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership, the American Lung Association's Asthma in Adults Leadership Team and Board Member of Safe Passage. Sarita holds a Master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School. *Part II: Meet the Sheriffs Who would you call if you had to give a tenant an eviction notice? One option would be to call the Sheriff. We'll be talking with the Sheriffs about civil process (meaning, eviction notices) and all that this entails. We'll hear stories of evictions they've managed, learn why we should hire professionals instead of doing it ourselves, and then learn how to do it ourselves anyway if we want. Make the acquaintance before you need to hire them. This is a rare opportunity to learn from experienced county officials. This part of the presentation will be given by Chief Deputy Bob Hoffman and others from the Hampden County Sheriff's Department. What they discuss will be applicable to owners in other counties, as well. *Thursday, November 14th RHAGS Meeting Agenda -5:30pm Sign-in and Networking Cash bar Networking draws from Springfield, West Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, Ludlow, Wilbraham, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Agawam, Southwick, Southampton, Easthampton, Northampton, Westhampton, Hadley, South Hadley, Granby, Amherst, Belchertown, Ware, Palmer, Warren, Monson, and Hampden. -6:00pm Buffet dinner -6:40pm State-wide Business Update and Member Minutes -7:00pm Local Updates -7:05pm Legal Update -7:10pm Health Institute of Pioneer Valley -7:50pm Hampden County Sheriff -8:30pm Networking -9:00pm Doors Close *Location Munich Haus 13 Center St Chicopee, MA 01013 *Food Hot buffet dinner, incl. salad and rolls Cash bar Hot Coffee & Tea Dessert *Dietary restrictions: purchase an early-bird ticket and update the goals/restrictions field in your profile, we will accommodate you. *Pricing Open to the public. Membership is not required! -Door: Public: $40 Members: $35 -Early bird, reserve seven days prior by 12pm: Public: $38 Members: $30 Nametags are printed for all early-bird tickets and premium members. *Extra Credit -First time attendees: Join as a member before leaving the event, your public ticket will be credited toward membership. -Members: Bring a first-time attendee who joins at the event, your membership will be extended by one month free. No limit. Tickets at: MassLandlords.net/events

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