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Cambridge: Crash Course in Landlording!

December 15 @ 8:30 am - 1:40 pm

| $195 – $205

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.

-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)
Utilities
Bones vs surfaces
Amenities
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
Marketing rentals
Sales process
Staying organized
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
iCORI
Eviction notices
11:10 – Legal Matters
Late fees
Security deposits
Eviction process
Move-and-store
Water and electrical submetering
Housing Court vs District Court
Warranty of habitability
Inspections
Subsidies
Rent control
12:10 – Break and Lunch, with free form Q&A
12:40 – Maintenance, hiring, and operations
Keeping the rent roll and expenses
Filing taxes
To manage or not to mange
Tenants as customers
Notifying tenants
Extermination
Monitoring contractors
Lease violations and conflict resolution
Record keeping
1:15 – Overview of books and resources for further education
1:20 – Review of unanswered questions
1:40 – End

-Location
Cambridge Innovation Center
Singapore Room
11th Floor
One Broadway
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.

-Parking
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

-Food
Breakfast:
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

-Lunch:
Assorted gourmet sandwiches
Garden salad
Fruit salad
Assorted pastries
Soda, juice, water
*Please email Alexis at hello@masslandlords.net if you have any dietary restrictions and need a special meal.

-Pricing
Online:
Non-members: $205
Members: $195 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)

Online registration required. All ticket sales final.

For tickets: www.MassLandlords.net/events

Details

Date:
December 15
Time:
8:30 am - 1:40 pm
Cost:
$195 – $205
Website:
masslandlords.net/events

Organizer

MassLandlords
Phone:
​1-617-433-8872
Email:
agee@masslandlords.com
Website:
https://masslandlords.net

Venue

CIC – One Broadway
One Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142 United States
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Website:
www.cic.us