Rental Property Owner Workshops
of Community Development is sponsoring series of three rental property owner sessions. The sessions will be held on consecutive Tuesday
evenings, May 8th, May 15th, and May 22nd. The workshops will cover:
Workshop1. The rules of the Game.
Topics: Creating a tenancy. The difference between a lease and rental
agreement, and why it's important to know them. How to avoid choosing the wrong tenant. Fair housing compliance and when and how to make a
Workshop 2. Avoiding Code Problems.
Topics: The Implied Warranty of Habitability. Complying with : the State
Sanitary Code, other building codes, rental subsidy requirements and Housing Quality Standards, Massachusetts lead paint requirements and the
federal Repair, Renovation and Painting (RRP) requirements.
Workshop 3. Tenant Rights, Tenant Responsibilities and Evictions.
Topics: Rental property as a business. What your tenant should expect from
you; and what you should expect from your tenant. Evictions and dealing with problem tenants. Other sources of information and support for
rental property owners.
The sessions are free to Chicopee owners. To register call the Office of Community Development at 413-594-1490
or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Wile 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)