Cambridge Tues 11/19: Review of the Sanitary Code, Surprising Pro Tips for Insurance

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11/19/2019 5:30 PM - 11/19/2019 9:00 PM
Cambridge Innovation Center - 5th Floor
Address: One Broadway, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA

Review of the State Sanitary Code

Unlike the building code, which is usually inspected only at time of permit completion, the state sanitary code applies in all rentals all the time, and can be inspected at any time. Are your units compliant? Few units are fully compliant. We'll review the code in easy-to-understand detail and help you get a sense of where you may need to make repairs or improvements. This segment will be presentation-style with MassLandlords staff.

Part II: Surprising Pro Tips for Insurance

Do you have ordinance or law coverage? Are you prepared for any disaster? Whether it's a fire or a lawsuit, you need insurance to protect your assets. We'll start off with insurance do's and don'ts and the top five ways to reduce claims and premium costs. We'll then explain the difference between replacement cost vs cash value, the need for vacancy insurance, and common things landlords miss that increase litigation exposure. This part of the presentation will be given by Matthew Pelrine, Account Executive for NorthStar Insurance Services. Matthew works with clients to implement comprehensive and cost-effective insurance and risk management solutions; his main areas of focus include real estate and construction. In addition to his work with NorthStar, Matt has served on the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston’s Board of Directors since January, 2016 and was elected as the Association’s Treasurer this past January. Prior to joining NorthStar in 2013, Matt proudly served our country with the United States Marine Corps for six years. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he played on the men’s lacrosse team.
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Your problem or theirs? The state sanitary code holds occupants responsible for some things, and landlords responsible for most everything else
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North Star Insurance Services will be Covering Fire Casualty and Other Topics

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Tuesday, November 19th

Cambridge Meeting Agenda

  • 5:30pm Sign-in and Networking
    • Networking draws from Cambridge, Boston, Somerville, Arlington, Belmont, Watertown, and Malden.
  • 6:00pm Buffet Dinner
  • 6:40pm Executive Director Doug Quattrochi with the MassLandlords Business Update
    • Member Minutes - Any member can have the mic for 60 seconds (introduce yourself, ask a question, share words of wisdom, etc.)
  • 7:00pm Review of the State Sanitary Code
  • 8:30pm Surprising Pro Tips for Insurance
  • 9:00pm Doors close


Cambridge Innovation Center 1 Broadway (5th Floor) Cambridge, MA 02142 Please note: CIC has several buildings in Kendall Square, two of them being adjacent to each other. The correct location for this event is the building with light colored concrete, vertical windows and a Dunkin Donuts on the ground level. You will NOT see a CIC sign. Refer to the image below.
ID required Upon entering One Broadway, you will need to check in with the lobby security. You'll just need to show your ID and let them know you're going to the MassLandlords event in the 5th floor Venture Cafe.

Accessing from the T

  • Exit the Kendall T stop on Main St.
  • Cross to the northeast side of Main St. with the Marriott and Chipotle and walk down the street away from Cambridge towards the Longfellow Bridge to Boston.
  • Cross through the plaza with the five-foot high metal globe; One Broadway is the building undergoing construction across the next street.
  • Cross over Broadway to arrive at One Broadway.


Just $10 at Pilgrim Parking, enter after 4pm, a two-minute walk from One Broadway, click here for details. Be careful, some garages are $30. Accessible by T (red line Kendall Square) and highway. For additional parking options see CIC Directions.


  • Buffet, incl. salad and rolls
  • Water, sodas
  • Cookies
*Dietary restrictions: purchase an early-bird ticket and email, we will accommodate you. Leftover food is donated to members and/or homeless shelters.


Open to the public. Membership is not required!
  • Door:
    • Public: $24
    • Members: $19
  • Early-bird, reserve seven days prior by 12pm:
    • Public: $22
    • Members: $14
Nametags are printed for early-bird public, early-bird member, and premium members only.

Extra Credit

  • First time attendees: Join as a member before leaving the event, your public ticket will be credited toward membership.
  • Members: Bring a first-time attendee who joins at the event, your membership will be extended by one month free. No limit.

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This event is operated by MassLandlords staff. Check in with your MassLandlords ID card. Want to speak at a MassLandlords meeting? Submit a speaker request. This is part of the Boston/Cambridge rental real estate networking and training series.


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