Community Development Updates

April 16, 2019 - Rental Property Owner Sessions

The Office of Community Development is sponsoring series of three rental property owner sessions.  The sessions will be held on consecutive Tuesday evenings, April 16th, April 23rd, and April 30th, from 6-8PM at the Munich Haus.  The workshops will cover:

Not to late to attend the City sponsored Rental Property Training.  Week 2 to be held on Tuesday, April 23 at 6PM.

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Workshop 2.  Avoiding Code Problems.

Topics: The Implied Warranty of Habitability.  Complying with State Sanitary Code, other building codes; Massachusetts lead paint requirements and the federal Repair, Renovation and Painting (RRP) requirements.  Pre-occupancy inspections, ongoing inspections, documenting conditions.

Workshop 3.  Tenant Rights, Tenant Responsibilities and Evictions.

Topics:  Rental property as a business.  Mutual expectations and requirements; Strategies to a successful relationship; Eviction process.

The sessions are free to Chicopee property owners. To register call the Office of Community Development at 413-594-1490 or electronically to jdias@chicopeema.gov. While pre-registration is not required, all pre-registered attendees will receive a free copy of the Property Management Manual for Massachusetts Rental Owners (6th Edition).

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