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    Southbridge Mon May 2: Forms and Procedures

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM

    Our May presenter will be Attorney Mark Burrell. Attorney Mark Burrell specializes in landlord/tenant law and has been representing landlords in the housing and district courts for more than 30 years. He is well known to Judges, mediators and court personnel. Always willing to share insights into the best ways to handle uncooperative (and even cooperative) tenants both in and out of the courts, he does so with illustrative examples and stories to make the message stick.

    Attorney Burrell will speak about correct forms and procedures. We see many contracts that are inadequate or forgotten that create problems for landlords. This is what we wish to avoid and make sure our landlords are up to date and protected.

    Once again, we will be trying to have a hybrid meeting, that is, both in person and Zoom. If you attend in person, wearing a mask will be up to individual discretion. 

    In an effort to get back to “normal”, pizza and soft drinks will be available during our social hour.

    All members whose dues are up to date will be sent a Zoom link to the meeting via email. From that email, click the link and it will bring you to the meeting.

    Whether or not you choose to attend in person, please be safe.

    Monday, May 2nd

    SWCLA Meeting Agenda

    • 7:00p Meeting Start
    • 8:00p Meeting wrap-up

    In Person Location

    Southbridge Community Center (aka Casaubon Senior Center)
    153 Chestnut St.
    Southbridge, MA 01550

    Zoom Details

    Zoom meeting information will be emailed to SWCLA members on the day of the event and viewable online for SWCLA Members Only.


    Open to SWCLA Members only. Pay annual SWCLA dues then free. All SWCLA members whose dues are up to date will be sent a link to the meeting via email.

    This event is operated by volunteers.


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    Statewide Virtual Meeting Wed May 4: Tenant Screening and Rental Applications

    5:00 PM-7:00 PM

    This presentation will focus on foundational skills in tenant screening and rental applications. We will cover:

    • A refresher on the protected classes and avoiding discrimination,
    • Creating your own rental application, or using MassLandlords’,
    • Evaluating information presented on an application,
    • Checking housing history, credit reports and criminal records,
    • Using the applicant qualifier to select the likeliest most successful applicant while still providing equal housing opportunity.

    Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of how to use the MassLandlords rental application and applicant qualifier (or how to develop your own), how to access third party services to verify information presented, and how to rent for success.

    a detective in a rubber raincoat holds a magnifying glass and stands in front of a giant rental application on a clipboard
    Rental applications turn every landlord into a detective. We’ll show you how.

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    MassLandlords Executive Director Doug Quattrochi

    This presentation will be given by Doug Quattrochi, Executive
    Director, MassLandlords, Inc. Doug was a founding member of MassLandlords in 2013. He became the association’s first Executive Director under new bylaws in 2014. Since then, he has scaled the organization from a core of 160 members in Worcester to approximately 2,500 dues paying businesses from Pittsfield to the Cape, and from an all-volunteer team to approximately 20 full and part-time staff plus 50 volunteers. Doug has been instrumental in advancing democratic governance mechanisms, including score voting for policy priorities and a staggered and democratically elected Board of Directors. Doug also oversees the RentHelper spin-off, which is expanding access to electronic banking for those of us who are unbanked or underbanked. Prior to MassLandlords, Doug held leadership roles in various Massachusetts startups, two of which are still operating. Doug holds a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    “Doug’s presentation was excellent. He was very clear and provided a detailed explanations.” -Larry

    “Doug always holds very informative classes full of substance and Very organized!” -Thomas

    “Thanks to you Doug, and all who worked on this presentation, as it is obvious that a lot went into it, as you said. It was much to digest, but your presentation of the information, and especially your opinions throughout, aided the translation. Also, your answers to member’s questions afterward, regarding recommendations, were most helpful. Always a pleasure.” -Liz

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    Patrick Sullivan of Obtainable Sobriety, also a MassLandlords Director, will moderate networking time.
    You can volunteer for a future event.

    Networking time will be moderated by Patrick
    . Patrick has been an avid landlord since 2007 primarily
    focusing on multi families in the greater Worcester area. Having
    worked in high level IT his whole life he looks at things from a
    different perspective which he applies to real estate. He
    became a Real Estate agent in 2015 and now primarily focuses on
    Sober living facilities for people recently out of drug and alcohol
    treatment centers. Patrick sits on the statewide MassLandlords Board of Directors.

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    “No Sales Pitch” Guarantee

    MassLandlords offers attendees of directly managed events a “No Sales Pitch” guarantee. If a guest speaker offers services, their presentation will not discuss pricing, promotions, or reasons why you should hire them.
    We do not permit speakers to pay for or sponsor events. Guest speakers are chosen for their expertise and willingness to present helpful
    educational content. Your purchase of an event ticket sustains our nonprofit model.

    Wednesday, May 4th

    Virtual Meeting Agenda

    • 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
    • 5:40pm Business Update
    • 6:00pm Tenant screening
    • 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends

    Participation is Easy

    We have two formats of online events:

    • Virtual meetings include optional audience participation via video, phone, and screenshare
      and are not recorded.
    • Webinars have limited participation options (typed questions only) and are recorded.

    Our virtual registration desk is open for all events one hour starting 30 minutes prior to the event start time.
    Call 774-314-1896 or email hello@masslandlords.net for live, real-time help signing in
    and using your technology.

    If joining a virtual meeting, please use the zoom “test audio” feature. You will be
    allowed to talk to others if your microphone is good and there is no background noise.
    We reserve the right to mute anyone for any reason. Attendees without a microphone or who don’t want to be heard can type questions.

    Virtual Meeting Details (hosted by Zoom)

    We will share our video, audio, and computer screen and slides.

    • Optional: You can share your video with everyone, talk to everyone, and type chat with everyone. Video sharing is not required. Talking is not required.

    Password will be emailed and viewable online.

    Topic: Tenant Screening and Rental Applications Virtual Meeting May 4, 2022
    Time: May 4, 2022 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 826 2122 8572
    Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online

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    +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
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    Meeting ID: 826 2122 8572
    Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online
    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kFYK3iaKu


    Open to the public. Membership is not required!

    • Public: $21
    • Members: $7

    This event will not be recorded.

    Slides and handouts if any will be uploaded
    to Tenant Screening.


    Click here to purchase tickets for this event

    This virtual meeting counts for continuing education credit for Certified Massachusetts Landlord Level Three. Beep in. Leave feedback/beep out.

    This event is operated by MassLandlords staff.

    Want to speak at a MassLandlords meeting? Submit a speaker request.

    This is part of the Virtual rental real estate networking and training series.

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