Worcester Wed Mar 11: Buying or Selling Occupied Property, Tenant Screening Overview

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03/11/2020 7:00 PM - 03/11/2020 9:00 PM
Worcester Technical High School
Address: 1 Skyline Dr, Worcester, MA 01605, USA

Part I: Buying or Selling Occupied Property

This presentation will go over the essentials of buying or selling occupied property, in other words, leased rentals. We will look at all aspects of the process:

  • Offer stage - what to include
  • Due diligence - what rental documents to request from owner/seller
  • P&S - ensuring correct terms
  • Closing ensuring transfer of last month's rent and security deposits
  • Post closing - starting off relationships with new tenants on the right foot

These best practices ought to be known by all brokers and REALTOR's, but in practice some don't. And even if yours does, it's always a good idea as the incoming or outgoing owner to know enough to supervise. Security deposit liability, for instance, lies with us even if our agents do not comply.

This part of the presentation will be given by Attorney Michele Kasabula, MassLandlords Board of Directors.

Part II: Tenant Screening Overview

Credit, criminal, eviction history. What can we check and what does it mean? This segment will review all of these factors, as well as give a comprehensive look at discrimination protections. We'll show you how to protect your assets while also giving equal housing opportunity to all.

We will cover age discrimination and emotional support animals so you know when you can take a photo ID and how to verify requests for reasonable accommodation.

This part of the presentation will be given by MassLandlords staff.

attorney michele kasabula
Buying or Selling Occupied Property with Attorney Michele Kasabula
tenant screening overview
Tenant screening includes looking at information renters provide as well as third party data sources

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Wednesday, March 11th

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 Buying or Selling Occupied Property
  • 7:40pm Tenant Screening Overview
  • 8:30pm Networking and one-on-one follow-up
  • 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!

  • 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.

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

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