Statewide Webinar Fri Jun 23rd: Security Deposits, Last Month’s Rent and Move-in Monies

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This presentation will teach how to take move-in monies as a landlord in Massachusetts. We will discuss the four allowable charges:

  • First month's rent
  • Last month's rent
  • Security deposit
  • Locks

Security deposits are one of the primary liabilities for Massachusetts landlords. If you make a paperwork mistake,
you might owe your renter three times the amount of the deposit plus attorney's fees! But we'll show you how to protect your property with a deposit, and how to protect your business with bulletproof compliance.

We will compare and contrast security deposits with last month's rent.

Can you charge a pet deposit? Application fee? Amenity fee? Attend and ask why not.

Attendees will leave knowing what Massachusetts law requires when taking move-in monies and how to operate with peace of mind.

Attorney Jordana Roubicek Greenman

Attorney Jordana Greenman

You'll be ready to take a fully compliant security deposit after this training

Part of this presentation will be given by Attorney Jordana Roubicek Greenman, a real estate lawyer, recipient of the Super Lawyers Rising Star award 2012-2020, and one of Boston Magazine's Top Lawyers of 2022. Attorney Greenman has a solo practice with a main office in Watertown and additional office in Downtown Boston. Her practice consists of a broad range of real estate-related legal matters, including commercial and residential landlord/tenant disputes, condominium association representation, general real estate litigation and commercial and residential real estate closings. Attorney Greenman has a well-respected reputation for aggressively advocating for her clients' goals and ensuring beneficial outcomes at a reasonable cost. She was among the first attorneys to take legal action in response to the unfunded eviction moratorium and has been working as co-counsel on a pro bono basis with the recent Boston Eviction Moratorium.

"Attorney Greenman is such a great source of common sense and specialized wisdom!" -David

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Statewide Webinar - Fri June 23
Security Deposits, Last Month's Rent and Move-in Monies
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Friday, June 23rd

Webinar Agenda

  • 12:00 pm Presentation
  • 1:00 pm Webinar ends

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When: Jun 23, 2023 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Security Deposits Webinar 2023 June 23

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3 Responses to Statewide Webinar Fri Jun 23rd: Security Deposits, Last Month’s Rent and Move-in Monies

  1. Sally M says:

    Hello, I’m very much interested in this Webinar but unfortunately I will be traveling during the time. If i buy a ticket, can you confirm I will receive a recording?

    thank you

  2. house of hazards says:

    I really appreciate her reputation for aggressive advocacy and cost-effectiveness. Knowing she’ll fiercely fight for my interests while keeping costs reasonable is essential in the often-challenging world of Boston real estate.

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