Learn everything you need to succeed as an owner or manager of residential rental property in Massachusetts.
This fast-paced course is strictly limited to 16 participants to allow for detailed discussion and Q&A. Course tuition includes:
Small group session with the Executive Director, a trained presenter and experienced landlord, and the attorney.
A comprehensive agenda, see below.
Your choice of two books:
Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide by NOLO,
The Good Landlord by Peter Shapiro,
Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher, and/or
The Housing Manual by H. John Fisher. A bound summary of all material presented.
Breakfast pastries, coffee, tea.
Lunch sandwiches, sodas, chips, cookies; all dietary requirements satisfied, please notify us when you purchase a ticket.
A MassLandlords ballpoint pen.
A coupon for 10% off any MassLandlords annual membership.
A MassLandlords certificate of completion and permission to use "MassLandlords Crash Course graduate" on your marketing material.
Instructor Douglas Quattrochi
Instructor Attorney Adam Sherwin Featured Testimonial
"I simply wanted to reach out and express just how happy I am to have attended the landlording crash course. The presentation and delivery of the information was flawless and I certainly have walked away with a greater understanding of the intricacies that govern being an above average landlord/manager." -
Michael Murray Saturday, January 18
th, 2019 Agenda
8:30 am - Introduction of MassLandlords and course participants
8:50 - Rental markets
Urban, suburban, rural
Luxury, college, professional, working, subsidized, rooming houses
9:05 - Property selection
Lead paint (Legal highlight)
Bones vs surfaces
Repairs and renovations
Durable vs beautiful
What if I'm stuck with what I've got?
9:20 - Sales and marketing 101 for rental property managers
Branding a small business
Getting more or fewer calls
Tips and tricks
10:05 - Break
10:15 - Applications and screening
Criminal, credit, eviction
Discrimination (legal highlight)
Tenant Screening Workshop
11:10 - Rental Forms
Lease vs Tenancy at Will
11:35 - Legal Matters start
Water and electrical submetering
Housing Court vs District Court
Warranty of habitability
12:00 - Break and Lunch, with free form Q&A
12:30 - Legal Matters finish
1:10 - Maintenance, hiring, and operations
Keeping the rent roll and expenses
To manage or not to mange
Tenants as customers
Lease violations and conflict resolution
1:50 - Overview of books and resources for further education
1:55 - Review of unanswered questions
2:05 - End
Cambridge Innovation Center
Cambridge, MA 02134 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
see a CIC sign. Refer to the image below.
Accessing from the T
Exit the Kendall T stop on Main St.
Cross to the side of Main St. with the Chipotle and walk up the street towards Broadway, passing the Chipotle on your left.
You will then round the corner to the left and One Broadway will be across the street diagonally.
Cross over Third St. and Broadway to arrive at One Broadway.
For all attendees 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 and which floor. Parking
Accessible by T and highway. Parking available in several garages for weekend rates. See
CIC Directions for details. Pilgrim Parking has affordable rates and is a short walk from the venue, click here for details Food
Fresh bagels, large muffins, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake slices and scones with cream cheese, butter, and jam
Fresh fruit platter
Assorted fruit juices and coffee
Assorted gourmet sandwiches
Soda, juice, water
*Please email email@example.com if you have any dietary restrictions and need a special meal.
Members: $195 (
before you register or you will see the non-member price) log in Online registration required. All ticket sales final.
Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords staff.