Worcester Wed Oct 10: Don’t Flush Money Down the Drain, Why Would You Ever Carpet, Laws by Chapter and Verse

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10/10/2018 5:30 PM - 10/10/2018 9:00 PM
Worcester Technical High School
Address: 1 Skyline Dr, Worcester, MA 01605, USA

Part I: Don't Flush Money Down the Drain

If you're like most landlords, you pay for the water yourself. Besides submetering, how can you avoid flushing money down the drain? Do you know about water recirculation? No, we don't mean plumbing the tub drain into the showerhead. There are myriad ways besides submetering that you can reduce your water bill.

This part of the presentation will be given by member Robert Jordan of Energy Wise Homes. Robert has first-hand knowledge of water conservation strategies in residential rental operations.

Part II: Why Would You Ever Carpet?

Do you replace your carpet regularly? Here's some food for thought: don't! There is a wide array of manufactured floors that hold up better than carpet, vinyl, and hardwood. We'll be reviewing the pros and cons of each and sharing best practice for flooring selection and long-term tenant proofing. Come find out what experienced hands have already started doing to reduce their turnover costs.

This part of the presentation will be given by Kyle from Father and Son Flooring.

Part III: Laws by Chapter and Verse

The Massachusetts General Laws will be made plain by looking at them in a logical, orderly way. We'll glide over the laws by chapter and verse, pointing out the highlights, key points, and gotchas. After this presentation, you'll be better prepared to find and read the laws for yourself. Anytime someone makes up, "That's against the law!" you'll be able to say, "Well, let's see here."

Do you have a sign on your building? You should! Have you told another landlord someone didn't pay you rent? You shouldn't! All this and more.

This part of the presentation will be given by MassLandlords Executive Director Doug Quattrochi. This presenter is not an attorney. We will be providing legal information and pointing you to read the law for yourself. We will not be providing advice particular to your situation.

energywise homes by robert jordan
A building rehabbed by Energywise Homes in Uxbridge
carpet stained
Terribly Stained Carpet CC-BY-ND Chris Davies
cartoon judge for laws by chapter and verse
Laws by Chapter and Verse

Have you seen our Leave Stuff, Take Stuff Table?

Market your business, pick up handouts, give away an old doorknob. Everything goes on our first-come, first-served display table at all our events. Please bring business cards, brochures, coupons. And feel free to pick up your own uncollected marketing materials at the end. Everything not claimed end-of-event may be chucked.


Wednesday, October 10th

Meeting Agenda

  • 5:30pm Sign-in/Networking
    • Networking draws from Worcester, Shrewsbury, Millbury, Auburn, Leicester, Paxton, Holden, West Boylston, Boylston, Grafton, Upton, Northbridge, Sutton, Oxford, Charlton, Spencer, Oakham, Rutland, Princeton, Clinton, and Sterling.
  • 6:15pm Buffet Dinner by The Vintage Grille
  • 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.)
  • 7:00pm Rich Merlino Meeting Introduction
  • 7:05pm Don't Flush Money Down the Drain,
  • 7:30pm Why Would You Ever Carpet
  • 7:55pm Laws by Chapter and Verse
  • 9:00pm Doors close


Worcester Technical High School
1 Skyline Dr
Worcester, MA 01603


There is ample free parking in the first lot you see, in the covered garage to your left, on top of the garage (entrance further down road), and around the back of the school


  • Cheese and crackers, sodas, water, coffee, decaf
  • Hot buffet dinner, incl. salad, rolls
  • Cookies, brownies, and/or blondies

*Dietary restrictions: purchase an early-bird ticket and email hello@masslandlords.net, we will accommodate you.


Open to the public. Membership is not required!

  • Early-bird ends seven days prior @ 12pm:
    • Public: $24
    • Members: $14 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
    • Premium Members: No charge and no need to register
  • After Early bird or at the door:
    • Public: $29
    • Members: $19
    • Premium Members: No charge and no need to register

This event is operated by MassLandlords staff. Check in with your MassLandlords ID card.


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