Cape, Islands and Statewide Virtual Meeting Mon Oct 26: Checklist for Preparing for Court

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At this event we will help owners and managers evaluate for themselves whether they are prepared for court following the end of the state moratorium and the start of the CDC moratorium. A sample checklist of considerations:

  • Is the issue primarily nonpayment, cause, or no fault?
  • If the issue is nonpayment, is the renter covered or likely to be covered under the CDC moratorium?
  • Are there code issues with the unit?
  • Is there a security deposit? Is it compliantly held?
  • And much more
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Attorney Kate Higgins-Shea

This presentation will be given by attorney Kate Higgins-Shea. Attorney Higgins-Shea is a partner at Lyon & Fitzpatrick, LLP in Holyoke. Her practice concentrates on housing, representing landlords and property managers in civil and eviction cases. She also represents court-appointed receivers. She has been instrumental in developing our rental forms and has been a long-time contributor at MassLandlords Greater Springfield. As the courts become fully virtual, attorneys based in any region may represent clients anywhere in the state.

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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.

Monday, October 26th

Virtual Meeting Agenda

  • 5:00pm Sign-in and virtual networking: you can chit chat with others as people log in
  • 5:40pm 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.)
  • 6:00pm Attorney Higgins-Shea
  • 7:00pm Virtual meeting ends

Participation is Easy

As a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, our events have been replaced by webinars or virtual meetings held during the traditional event time for each former location:

  • 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.

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Virtual Meeting Details (hosted by Zoom)

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

  • Optional: You can share your video with everyone, talk to everyone, and type chat with everyone. Video sharing is not required. Talking is not required.

Password will be emailed and viewable online.

Topic: Cape, Islands, and Statewide Virtual Meeting: Checklist for Preparing for Court Time: Oct 26, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 830 9169 0608 Passcode: Will be emailed Dial by your location +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 830 9169 0608 Passcode: Will be emailed Find your local number:


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  • Contemporaneous participation:
    • Public: $10
    • Members: $7
    • Premium Members: No charge and no need to register. Click here for meeting details and password.

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