Worcester Wed 2/13: Subsidy Alphabet Soup, Water Submetering Bulletin, and Expensive Looking Facelifts that are Easy on the Budget

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02/13/2019 5:30 PM - 02/13/2019 9:00 PM
Venue Change due to snow: Fiddler's Green, Worcester Hibernian Cultural Center, 19 Temple St, Worcester

Part I: Subsidy Alphabet Soup

When a renter submits an application with a subsidy, do you know how to screen them? MRVP, RCAP, TFADC, the list goes on and on! We'll walk you through the various programs and alert you to opportunities to make money by participating where other landlords wrongly fear to tread. We'll also cover discrimination protections. Attendees will leave confident you can select good subsidized candidates and avoid the bad without running afoul of the law or exposing yourself to undue business risk.

This part of the presentation will be MassLandlords repertoire presented by Executive Director Douglas Quattrochi.

Part II: Water Submetering Bulletin

We have reduced this segment to a bulletin, where two findings based on experience will be presented.

The water bill is the biggest exposure for a landlord entering a contested eviction. All it takes is one twist of the wrist and thousands of dollars in water and sewer bills will be on their way. Is this really the way rentals should be? No! But no longer do you have to gut your three-decker to get compliant water metering. Technology gives us cheaper alternatives and there are local plumbers installing this in older buildings regularly.

Part III: Expensive Looking Facelifts that are Easy on the Budget

Handyman extraordinaire Joel Bienvenu will deftly present on some upgrades that will let you charge higher rent but that won't break the bank. Investing hundreds, not thousands, can turn functional in fantastic. "I can't believe it's not gutter!" Just kidding, we won't be showing you how to make downspouts out of duct tape. Although that might work. We'll be focusing on cosmetic upgrades.

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Subsidy Alphabet Soup
point of use water submeter
Water submetering alternatives and Expensive Looking Facelifts
 

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  Venue Change due to snow: Fiddler's Green, Worcester Hibernian Cultural Center, 19 Temple St, Worcester

Wednesday, February 13th

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 Doug Quattrochi, Subsidy Alphabet Soup
  • 7:30pm Water Submetering Bulletin
  • 7:45pm Joel Bienvenu, Expensive Looking Facelifts that are Easy on the Budget
  • 9:00pm Doors close

Location

Worcester Technical High School
1 Skyline Dr
Worcester, MA 01603

Fiddler's Green, Worcester Hibernian Cultural Center
19 Temple St
Worcester, MA 01604

Parking

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

The Worcester Hibernian Cultural Center has a surprisingly large lot for downtown. It is also possible to park along the street and in the church lot across the street. You will find a good space

Food

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

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

Pricing

Open to the public. Membership is not required!

  • Door:
    • Public: $24
    • Members: $19
  • Early-bird, reserve seven days prior by 12pm:
    • Public: $22
    • Members: $14
  • Premium Members: No charge and no need to register

Extra Credit

  • 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.

 

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

This is part of the Worcester rental real estate networking and training series.

Venue Change due to snow: Fiddler's Green, Worcester Hibernian Cultural Center, 19 Temple St, Worcester

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