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The Office of Community Development is once again sponsoring a series of three rental property owner sessions. The sessions will be held on consecutive Tuesday evenings, April 16th, April 23rd, and April 30th. The workshops will cover the following:
Workshop 1. The Rules of the Game.
Topics: Tenancy from application to occupancy. Strategies for applicant screening; sample applications; credit and CORI checks; references?: Fair Housing do’s and don’ts; Rental Agreements vs Leases; Terms to consider including in your agreements.
Workshop 2. Avoiding Code Problems.
Topics: The Implied Warranty of Habitability. Complying with the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org While pre-registration is not required, all pre-registered Chicopee Rental property owners will receive a free copy of the Property Management Manual for Massachusetts Rental Owners (6th Edition).
“Housing is an important component of a successful community and working with our Chicopee landlords will support our efforts,” said Mayor Richard J. Kos.