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The MassLandlords Crash Course in Landlording

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 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 MassLandlords certificate of completion and permission to use “MassLandlords Crash Course graduate” on your marketing material.
You will receive a box packed with your personalized signed certificate, your choice of two books, course notes, pen, and half a dozen other pieces of literature.

### Crash Course Agenda

Saturday, September 10th, 2022

8:30 am – Introduction of MassLandlords and course participants
8:45 – Rental markets
Urban, suburban, rural
Luxury, college, professional, working, subsidized, rooming houses
9:00 – 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?
9:40 – 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
10:05 – Break for ten minutes
10:15 – Finish sales and marketing
10:35 – Applications and screening
Criminal, credit, eviction
Discrimination (legal highlight)
Tenant Screening Workshop
11:30 – Rental Forms
Lease vs Tenancy at Will
Eviction notices
11:50 – Break and Lunch, with free form Q&A
12:20 – Finish rental forms
12:40 – Legal Matters start
Late fees
Security deposits
Eviction process
Water and electrical submetering
Housing Court vs District Court
Warranty of habitability
Rent control
1:40 – Break for ten minutes
1:50 – Maintenance, hiring, and operations
Keeping the rent roll and expenses
Filing taxes
To manage or not to mange
Tenants as customers
Notifying tenants
Monitoring contractors
Lease violations and conflict resolution
Record keeping
2:40 – Overview of books and resources for further education
2:45 – Review of unanswered questions
3:00 – End Course
Please note that end time each day may vary based on questions.

### Location

Cambridge Innovation Center
14th Floor, Charles Conference Room
One Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02134

Please note: CIC has several buildings in Kendall Square, two of them being adjacent to each other. The correct location for this event is the building with light colored concrete, vertical windows and a Dunkin Donuts on the ground level. You will NOT see a CIC sign.

### Food

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
Garden salad
Pasta salad
Assorted pastries
Soda, juice, water
*Please email if you have any dietary restrictions and need a special meal.
This event will not be recorded.

### Pricing

Open to the public. Membership is not required, but advance registration is required!

Non-members: $250
Members: $225 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
Online registration required. All ticket sales final.

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###Public Health
At time of advertising, masks were not required by any policy of MassLandlords, the venue or the municipality. Masks are welcome. Breakfast and lunch will be served in or near the room and may be taken outside weather permitting.

If you are feeling tired or sick, please do not come! Your ticket will be refunded in full. Please let us know before the start time for your course so we can notify the instructors.

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  • Date

    September 10, 2022 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

  • Location

    CIC Cambridge
    1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States

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