Webinar June 2: Tenant Screening and Rental Applications

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06/02/2022 12:00 PM - 06/02/2022 1:00 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 different detective in cloth trenchcoat stands in front of logos for MassCourts, iCORI and FICO
Tenant screening includes looking at information renters provide as well as third party data sources
picture of MassLandlords Executive Director Doug Quattrochi
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 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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Thursday, June 2nd

Webinar Agenda

  • 12:00pm Webinar Begins
  • 1:00pm Webinar 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.

Webinar Details (hosted by Zoom)

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

  • You can chat questions. You will not be on video or audio.

Registrants will have full access to the webinar, including watching live or watching the recording any time after the webinar is posted.

Watch Live:

Password will be emailed and viewable online.

When: Jun 2, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Topic: Tenant Screening and Rental Applications Webinar June 2, 2022 Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87485306411 Passcode: Will be emailed and viewable online Webinar ID: 874 8530 6411 International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/khkcZppQy


Open to the public. Membership is not required!

  • Public: $9
  • Members: $3

Watch Recording (three business days after event):

Recording Link:

This event will be recorded and uploaded to our page MassLandlords.net/resources/tenant-screening.


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