Cambridge Virtual Meeting Tues May 19: Credit Reporting Under the Eviction Moratorium

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If your renters don't pay, that can impact their credit even if you can't file in court. Attendees of this presentation will leave understanding how credit scores account for rental history and how to report a renter's good or bad history for credit purposes.

We'll begin by reviewing the sources of reliable consumer credit data, including the "big three." Then we'll explain the normal market context in which credit information is collected and used to qualify consumers for credit, including revolving balance credit cards, car loans, and housing. While we're here, we'll share some quick pointers on screening renter credit scores, evaluating histories, and issuing rejections where credit had an adverse impact.

We'll review in detail the Massachusetts eviction moratorium restrictions on credit reporting. In particular, we'll explain what your renters must do to preserve their credit rating during COVID-19 related nonpayment, or conversely, what you can do to report for negative credit if a renter is not paying as agreed. We'll then review options for landlords to start making reports to the "big three" right away.

This part of the presentation will be given by MassLandlords staff.

credit reporting under the eviction moratorium
Credit reporting under the eviction moratorium

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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.

Tuesday, May 19th

Cambridge Virtual Meeting Agenda

  • 6:10pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
  • 6:40pm 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.)
  • 7:05pm Local Manager Meeting Introduction
  • 7:10pm Credit reporting
  • 8:00pm Virtual meeting ends


Virtual Meeting and Webinar Replacement

During the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, this event series is being replaced by webinars or virtual meetings held during the normal event time. Please do not go to the physical event location. If you require assistance using webinar or virtual meeting technology, please contact us at 774-314-1896 or a day or two prior to the event. We can send instructions in time for you to participate.

  • 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.

Virtual Meeting Details (hosted by Zoom)

  • We will share our video, audio, and computer screen and slides.
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  • Contemporaneous participation:
    • Public: $10
    • Members: $7
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