Learn everything you need to succeed as an owner or manager of residential rental property in Massachusetts.
This fast-paced course is strictly limited to 16 participants to allow for detailed discussion and Q&A. Course tuition includes:
Small group session with the Executive Director, a trained presenter and experienced landlord, and the Legislative Affairs Counsel, an attorney.
A comprehensive agenda, see below.
*Your choice of two books:
-Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide by NOLO,
-The Good Landlord by Peter Shapiro,
-Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher, and/or
-The Housing Manual by H. John Fisher.
*A bound summary of all material presented.
*Breakfast pastries, coffee, tea.
*Lunch sandwiches, sodas, chips, cookies; all dietary requirements satisfied, please notify us when you purchase a ticket.
*A MassLandlords ballpoint pen.
*A coupon for 10% off any MassLandlords annual membership.
*A MassLandlords certificate of completion and permission to use "MassLandlords Crash Course graduate" on your marketing material.
Saturday, July 27th, 2019 Agenda
-8:30 am - Introduction of MassLandlords and course participants
-8:45 - Rental markets
Urban, suburban, rural
Luxury, college, professional, working, subsidized, rooming houses
-8:55 - Property selection
Lead paint (Legal highlight)
Bones vs surfaces
Repairs and renovations
Durable vs beautiful
What if I'm stuck with what I've got?
-9:05 - Sales and marketing 101 for rental property managers
Branding a small business
Getting more or fewer calls
Tips and tricks
-9:45 - Break
-9:55 - Applications and screening
Criminal, credit, eviction
Discrimination (legal highlight)
Tenant Screening Workshop
-10:50 - Rental Forms
Lease vs Tenancy at Will
-11:10 - Legal Matters
Water and electrical submetering
Housing Court vs District Court
Warranty of habitability
-12:10 - Break and Lunch, with free form Q&A
-12:40 - Maintenance, hiring, and operations
Keeping the rent roll and expenses
To manage or not to mange
Tenants as customers
Lease violations and conflict resolution
-1:15 - Overview of books and resources for further education
-1:20 - Review of unanswered questions
-1:40 - End
Cambridge Innovation Center
Cambridge, MA 02134
Accessing from the T
Exit the Kendall T stop on Main St.
Cross to the side of Main St. with the Chipotle and walk up the street towards Broadway, passing the Chipotle on your left.
You will then round the corner to the left and One Broadway will be across the street diagonally.
Cross over Third St. and Broadway to arrive at One Broadway.
For all attendees Upon entering One Broadway, you will need to check in with the lobby security. You'll just need to show your ID and let them know you're going to the MassLandlords event and which floor.
Accessible by T and highway. Parking available in several garages for weekend rates. See CIC Directions for details. Pilgrim Parking has affordable rates and is a short walk from the venue, click here for details
Fresh bagels, large muffins, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake slices and scones with cream cheese, butter, and jam
Fresh fruit platter
Assorted fruit juices and coffee
Assorted gourmet sandwiches
Soda, juice, water
*Please email [masked] if you have any dietary restrictions and need a special meal.
-Members: $195 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
Online registration required. All ticket sales final.
Tickets at: MassLandlords.net/events