Part I: Tax Escalation Clauses
Leases have the advantage of providing long-term stability for you and your renter.
But sudden real estate tax increases can destroy a carefully calculated rent and turn a lease upside-down,
eliminating the net income you were banking on. Is there anything you can do?
Come learn about tax escalation clauses, which when added prior to a tenancy can give you an emergency
escape out of a losing lease.
We're review the section of the law that applies. Attendees will leave with the exact wording in our "Optional Clauses." Finally, we'll have a brief discussion on
escalators should be invoked routinely or only in case of emergency.
Part II: A Landlord Case Study: Does it Make Sense to Renovate Your Rental?
Renovations can be costly and stressful. Does the reward justify the investment?
In this featured part of the presentation, we will review actual numbers from a renovation in Fitchburg and look at
the return on investment. Pictures will be in plentiful supply as we examine what this one owner did, and how they did it.
Cost containment will feature prominently, as will the change in renter dynamics before and after the renovation.
This part of the presentation will be given by Brian Lucier of Belaire Property Management. Member input and
renovation tips are welcome.
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Wednesday, February 12th
- 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 Tax Escalator Clauses
- 7:20pm A Landlord Case Study: To Renovate or Not
- 8:30pm Networking and one-on-one follow-up
- 9:00pm Doors close
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Worcester, MA 01604
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