Part I: Hoarding
Hoarding occurs in a variety of circumstances and conditions, and in its worst form can
destroy a rental property
far in excess of any security deposit or civil lawsuit. It can also destroy the lives of those impacted, and in some cases,
the lives of domestic or other animals. There is no known cure for this behavior, so what's a landlord to do?
Well fortunately there is a process to approach a renter about accumulation, to enforce
code, and to point your renter to the help they need. This is "special situation" training so you can learn now
and be proactive if and when it ever comes up in your business.
This part of the presentation will be given by Heather Burbeck. Heather is a hoarding claims expert at CRDN, an electronics and textile restoration
company. Heather's presentation covers the different levels of hoarding, the liability concerns of renting to or insuring a hoarder,
and how insurers and landlords need to monitor their properties to head off catastrophic losses.
Part II: Member Choice: Deleading Process and Grants
Based on local member input, we will be covering the deleading process. What does lead paint look like? How do children get poisoned?
What is the Massachusetts deleading Catch-22? And what are our options for deleading? Does anyone have money to help defer the costs?
This presentation will be of interest to large and small landlords. The first part will be basic training, the second part will be an update on deleading grant
programs open for applications.
This part of the presentation will be given by MassLandlords staff (education) and Nigel D. Greaves, Senior Program Manager,
Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction & Healthy Homes, City of Springfield, Office of Housing (funding).
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Thursday, December 12th
RHAGS Meeting Agenda
- 5:30pm Sign-in and Networking
- Cash bar
- Networking draws from Springfield, West Springfield, Holyoke, Chicopee, Ludlow, Wilbraham, East Longmeadow, Longmeadow, Agawam, Southwick, Southampton, Easthampton, Northampton, Westhampton, Hadley, South Hadley, Granby, Amherst, Belchertown, Ware, Palmer, Warren, Monson, and Hampden.
- 6:00pm Buffet dinner
- 6:40pm State-wide Business Update and Member Minutes
- 7:00pm Local Updates
- 7:05pm Legal Update
- 7:10pm Hoarding
- 7:50pm Deleading
- 8:30pm Networking
- 9:00pm Doors Close
13 Center St
Chicopee, MA 01013
- Hot buffet dinner, incl. salad and rolls
- Cash bar
- Hot Coffee & Tea
*Dietary restrictions: purchase an early-bird ticket and update the goals/restrictions field in your profile, we will accommodate you.
Open to the public. Membership is not required!
- Early bird, reserve seven days prior by 12pm:
Nametags are printed for all early-bird tickets and premium members.
- 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.