Statewide Virtual Meeting Mon Feb 22: Common Traps for the Unwary Landlord

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This presentation will give a legal overview of landlording, focusing on the common mistakes that landlords make, especially those that are the most costly. We will review basic requirements of:
  • Security deposits
  • Tenant screening and anti-discrimination
  • Lead paint
  • Notices to quit
  • Sanitary code
  • and more.
This presentation will not be an in-depth review of any particular topic, each of which could be an entire presentation on its own. But we will give a general compliance check. And we will reserve lots of time for questions so that we can make sure to answer your particular concerns, or at least point you in the right direction for next steps.
attorney craig higginsAttorney Craig Higgins
Part of this presentation will be given by attorney Craig Higgins. Attorney Higgins has long experience in real estate, beginning with brokerage and more recently as a landlord-tenant attorney. His practice area covers a wide range, including criminal, bankruptcy, family law, and personal injury.  

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Open to attendees statewide

This event is regionally branded in keeping with a local tradition. This region used to meet in-person on this day at this time. You are welcome to participate in this virtual meeting no matter where you are in the state.

Monday, February 22nd

Virtual Meeting Agenda

  • 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
  • 5:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
    • Member Minutes - Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
  • 6:00pm Common Traps for the Unwary
  • 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends

Participation is Easy

As a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, our events have been replaced by webinars or virtual meetings held during the traditional event time for each former location:
  • 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.
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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: Common Traps for the Unwary Landlord Virtual Meeting Mon Feb 22 Time: Feb 22, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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  • Contemporaneous participation:
    • Public: $10
    • Members: $7
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