Longmeadow Thu 2/13: Rental Applications, Dealing with the Unreasonable

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02/14/2020 5:30 PM - 02/14/2020 9:00 PM
Twin Hills Country Club
Address: 700 Wolf Swamp Rd, Longmeadow, MA 01106, USA

Longmeadow Thu 2/13: Rental Applications, Dealing with the Unreasonable in Smoking and Vaping

Part I: Rental Applications

The critical step in a tenant screening process is the rental application. Is it complete? Is it true? And is it enough? In this segment, we will review the general context in which tenant screening happens, covering credit, criminal, and housing history. Then we will review the MassLandlords application box-by-box, with examples completed. Can we verify their prior address? What do their pay stubs look like, or do they have proof of subsidy or other income? Why does it say "etc." under pets? Finally, we'll give guidance on how to communicate acceptance or rejection, and why ghosting an applicant may come back to haunt you. Attendees will leave with a clear understanding of how to use the MassLandlords rental application, how to verify information presented, and how to rent knowing your new customers are likely to succeed.

Part II: Dealing with the Unreasonable in Smoking and Vaping

Attorney Larry Farber will share a "must see" case study in dealing with unreasonable requests regarding smoking and vaping. He will also share suggestions for what to include in a lease or addendum to spell out the smoking and vaping policy at your rentals, whether for tobacco or marijuana.
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Rental applications turn every landlord into a detective
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Attorney Larry Farber on Dealing with the Unreasonable in Smoking and Vaping
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Thursday, February 13th

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 Rental Applications
  • 7:35pm Dealing with the Unreasonable
  • 8:30pm Networking
  • 9:00pm Doors Close


Twin Hills Country Club 700 Wolf Swamp Rd Longmeadow, MA 01106


  • Hot buffet dinner, incl. salad and rolls
  • Cash bar
  • Hot Coffee & Tea
  • Dessert
*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!
  • Door:
    • Public: $40
    • Members: $35
  • Early bird, reserve seven days prior by 12pm:
    • Public: $38
    • Members: $30
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2 Responses to Longmeadow Thu 2/13: Rental Applications, Dealing with the Unreasonable

    • Jillian Campayno says:

      Hi Suhong, the link that slides will be posted is put at the bottom of the event listing that you find on the calendar at MassLandlords.net/events. If you have any further questions please feel free to email us at hello@masslandlords.net.

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