Statewide Virtual Meeting Thu Oct 13: 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.

New case law will be discussed!

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 and recipient of the Super Lawyers Rising Star award 2012-2020. 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.

Erin Zamarro of A.A. Zamarro Realty will moderate networking time.
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Networking time for this event will be moderated by Erin Zamarro. Erin lives and works in Worcester. Erin is a real estate broker at A.A. Zamarro Realty, an independent brokerage which has operated in the Worcester residential and commercial real estate markets for over 50 years. Our office frequently works with buyers and sellers of investment property. Erin is a Certified Massachusetts Landlord™ as well as a member of the National Association of Realtors. Erin received a B.A. from Holy Cross and an M.B.A with a concentration in Marketing from Clark University.

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Thursday, October 13th

Virtual Meeting Agenda (New Times!)

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

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Pricing

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 Security Deposits.

 

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