Upcoming Events


On the calendar below, click the event title to view the full details for each upcoming event. For chapter and general event information, scroll to the very bottom of this page.

Non-members welcome! Come see what MassLandlords is all about!

MassLandlords events are open to the public. We welcome any interested individuals to join us to network, learn and contribute to our ever growing community.

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  • Southbridge: Mold – What is it & How to get rid of it
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    10/02/2017

    135 Chestnut St, Southbridge, MA 01550, USA

    135 Chestnut St, Southbridge, MA 01550, USA

     

    During our September meeting, Dan O’Connor, in his insurance discussion, informed us that there is no coverage for mold. Mold can be a serious problem for landlords, becoming one of the leading health hazards for tenants. Nationwide, renters have won multimillion-dollar settlements against landlords for illnesses caused by exposure to toxic molds found in their units. This month, join us for a discussion on mold: identifying it; preventing it; and getting rid of it. Bring your personal experiences with mold problems and the ways you deal with it. Sharing and learning from each other is the best reason for membership in a regional landlords association such as ours.

    Monday, October 2nd

    Meeting Agenda

    • 7:00p Meeting
    • 7:45p Pizza break
    • 8:00p Meeting wrap-up
    • 8:30p Networking

    Location

    Southbridge Community Center (aka Casuabon Senior Center)
    153 Chestnut St.
    Southbridge, MA 01550

    Food

    • Pizza and Beverages

    Pricing

    Members and non-members are welcome.

    • SWCLA Members are admitted for free
    • Non SWCLA-members are free the first time, then pay $50/yr.

    Membership options.

    Please note: this event is run by volunteers at a partner association.

    Tickets are not required. Members can just show up.

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  • Marlborough: Code Enforcement & Projects that Require a Permit
    6:30 PM-9:00 PM
    10/10/2017

    401 Elm St, Marlborough, MA 01752, USA

    401 Elm St, Marlborough, MA 01752, USA

     

    How do you keep all of your properties up to code? How do you know which unit improvement projects need a permit? Where can I ask questions from local experts who really know their stuff? We’ll answer these questions and more on Tuesday, October 10th.

    We’re pleased to welcome Marlborough Code Enforcement Officer Pam Wilderman to give us the in on how to keep our buildings up to code. Pam will inform us on how to prevent getting a laundry list of hefty fines that could have been avoided by following codes. We’re also happy to have Doug Scott, Building Commissioner, join us to speak about building inspections. Doing improvement projects without a proper permit can be dangerous and illegal, so avoid the fines and join us to learn how to follow codes and file for project permits!

    Click here to purchase tickets for this event

    Tuesday, October 10th

    Meeting Agenda

    • 6:30pm Registration, socializing and dinner
    • 7:00pm Association and MassLandlords Business Updates
    • 7:10pm Code Enforcement with Pam Wilderman
    • 7:45pm Building Inspections with Doug Scott

    Location

    Metro Church
    401 Elm St.
    Marlborough, MA 01752

    Food

    • Panera sandwiches, salads
    • Beverages
    • Cookies

    Pricing & RSVP

    Members and non-members are welcome. *MWPOA Members* RSVP by emailing your full name to hello@masslandlords.net

    • MassLandlords.net/MWPOA Members pay $100 annual MWPOA dues and each meeting is free, just RSVP!
    • MassLandlords.net Members and Non-members $5

    Members should log in for member pricing.

    Membership options.

    Please note: this event is run by volunteers at a partner association.

    Click here to purchase tickets for this event

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  • Worcester: Housing Court E-Filing, Tenant Screening Discrimination
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    10/11/2017

    1 Skyline Dr, Worcester, MA 01605, USA

    1 Skyline Dr, Worcester, MA 01605, USA

     

    Judge Andre Gelinas has arranged for a very important presentation on new e-filing process. The Trial Court is working with Tyler Technologies of Plano Texas, developing the new digital court processes for the Massachusetts Court System.

    After conducting several pilots, they are in the process of rolling out e-filing to certain departments, with certain case types. All landlords file for things like evictions and small claims and knowing the proper way to handle these matters is important for both landlords and attorneys.

    This drive will be worth it! Tyler Technologies Team will be flying in from Texas to present to us since we’re so centrally located. So if you’re a landlord bring your attorney and if you’re an attorney bring your landlord client!

    What you don’t know CAN hurt you! Are you one of the majority of landlords accidentally discriminating against transgender people? Have you updated your criminal screening criteria? Join us to learn some little-known screening tips that will remove headaches and liability from your life. We also welcome experienced landlords to share their best screening tip during the member minute! Your good methods will be useful advice for some of your fellow members.

    Councilman Moe Bergman will also be joining us to discuss the ‘4 or more rule’ during networking and briefly on stage during the meeting. This law prohibits four or more unrelated people from sharing an apartment. Many properties in Worcester have four or more safe bedrooms that could be rented out but are impeded by this rule.

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    “Everyone who files in court, especially attorneys, should plan to attend this one-time only training presentation on the new e-filing process.”
    Doug Quattrochi, Executive Director

    Wednesday, October 11th

    Meeting Agenda

    • 5:45p Socializing and Networking
      • Network over drinks and appetizers
      • Topics will be marked off by table for one-on-one help
    • 6:15pm Buffet Dinner by The Vintage Grille
    • 6:40pm MassLandlords Business Update and Member Minutes
    • 7:00pm Rich Merlino Meeting Introduction
    • 7:05pm Tyler Technologies with New E-filing in Court
    • 8:05pm Tenant Screening Discrimination with Doug Quattrochi
    • 8:25pm Moe Bergman with The 4 or More Rule
    • 8:30pm Networking
    • 9:00pm Doors close

    Location

    Worcester Technical High School
    1 Skyline Dr
    Worcester, MA 01603

    Food

    • Networking: Cheese and crackers, sodas, water
    • ​S​alad
    • Bread
    • Layered Eggplant Parmesan
    • Meatballs and Penne
    • S​autéed mixed seasonal veggies
    • Desserts

    Pricing

    Please prepay in advance to receive the discounted pricing. The caterer requires this much notice for food orders. Non-members always welcome!

    • Early-bird ends 10/02/2017 @ 12pm:
      • Non-members: $20.00
      • Members: $13.50 (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:
      • Non-members: $23
      • Members: $17
      • Premium Members: No charge and no need to register

    Membership options.

    Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords volunteers and staff.

     

    Click here to purchase tickets for this event

     

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  • Springfield: The Western Mass. Economy with Dr. Mark Melnik
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    10/12/2017

    700 Wolf Swamp Rd, Longmeadow, MA 01106, USA

    700 Wolf Swamp Rd, Longmeadow, MA 01106, USA

     

    RHAGS is excited to welcome Dr. Mark Melnik, Director of Economic and Public Policy Research at UMass Donahue Institute, to join us for a discussion focused on the Western MA economy. He’ll be touching on the demographic and economic issues in the region, factors that lead an area to grow or decline, lessons to be learned from history and more! In Western MA we have 252 members who together own an estimated 4,000 residential rental units, so we know you’re invested in the health of the Pioneer Valley. That’s why you should come out to Twin Hills on October 12th to learn about your local economy and what you can do to improve it!

    We’re also happy to have a representative from Mass Save join us to give us a rundown on incentives currently available to landlords through the Mass Save® Program that will add value to your properties, tenants, and business.

     

    Click here to purchase tickets for this event

     

    Thursday, October 12th

    Meeting Agenda

    • 5:30pm Socializing and Networking
      • Cash bar
    • 6:00pm Buffet dinner
    • 6:45pm State-wide Business Update and Member Minutes
    • 7:00pm Local Updates
    • 7:05pm Legal Update
    • 7:20pm Mass Save Rundown
    • 7:40pm Dr. Mark Melnik with the Western Mass. Economy
    • 8:35pm Networking
    • 9:00pm Doors Close

    Location

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

    Food

    • Hot Buffet Dinner
    • Cash bar
    • Hot Coffee & Tea
    • Dessert

    *If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible so we can provide options for you.
     

    Pricing

    Please prepay at least 10 days in advance to receive the early bird discount. This also helps us order the right amount of food for the evening.
    Members must log in to MassLandlords.net before trying to purchase a ticket at the member price.

    • Early bird until 10/02/2017 @ 12pm:
      • Non-members: $32.00
      • Members: $26.00 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
    • After Early bird or at the door:
      • Non-members: $37.00
      • Members: $32.00

    Membership options.

    Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords staff and volunteers.

     

    Click here to purchase tickets for this event

     

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  • Cambridge: Preparing for Anything and Notices to Quit
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    10/16/2017

    1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

    1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142

     

    Do you have ordinance or law coverage? Are you prepared for any disaster? Whether it's a hurricane or a lawsuit, you need insurance to protect your assets. At this meeting Matt Pelrine of NorthStar Insurance will be covering a lot! He’ll start off with insurance do’s and don’ts and the top five ways to reduce claims and premium costs as well as: replacement cost vs cash value, vacancy insurance, common things landlords miss that create lawsuits. This in-depth interview guided by Doug Quattrochi will help you weather any storm.

    We’ll also have Director of Civil Process Office David Rodrigues and Deputy Director Denise Breen from the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office joining us for a talk on Notices to Quit. When you decide to start eviction by giving a tenant notice to quit, you enter a minefield of delays and surprise costs. David and Denise will be telling their stories of serving notices and touch on topics like how to avoid a physical eviction. No one wants to deal with an eviction, but it helps to be prepared!

    Schedule Your Complimentary Advising Session Today!

    Attorney Jessica Manganello and Landlord Counselor Peter Shapiro will both be offering 15 minute appointments between 5:30pm and 6:30pm during this event. If you wish to schedule your appointment with either or both, email Alexis at agee@masslandlords.net. Please note that in order to schedule an appointment, you must have a ticket for this event. Keep checking back for additions to our Advisor Lineup!

    Attorney Jessica Manganello, Founder of New Leaf Legal has a lot of experience in dealing with new and growing businesses. Business and contract law are where she focuses her practice. These areas include entity formation and team structuring, contract review and drafting, business transactions, and outside general counsel activities. She works with business owners, whether startup, established, or independent to manage legal issues that arise for their businesses as they grow and evolve.

    Peter Shapiro Landlord Counselor and author of The Good Landlord, has been a counselor, mediator, trainer, and a small property owner himself for over 25 years. He can help to strengthen tenancies, resolve issues over nonpayment etc., and to prepare if eviction is needed.

    Click here to purchase tickets for this event

    Monday, October 16th

    Meeting Agenda

    • 5:30pm Registration, Socializing and Networking
    • 6:15pm Buffet Dinner in the Venture Cafe
    • 6:45pm Executive Director Doug Quattrochi with the MassLandlords Business Update
    • 7:00pm Notices to Quit – Director of our Civil Process Office David Rodrigues and Deputy Director Denise Breen
    • 7:25pm Insurance Interview with Matt Pelrine
    • 8:15pm Networking
    • 9:00pm Doors close

    Location

    Cambridge Innovation Center
    1 Broadway (5th Floor)
    Cambridge, MA 02142

    Accessing from the T

    • Exit the Kendall T stop on Main St.
    • Cross to the side of Main St. with the Chipotle and walk up the street towards Broadway, passing the Chipotle on your left.
    • You will then round the corner to the left and One Broadway will be across the street diagonally.
    • Cross over Third St. and Broadway to arrive at One Broadway.

    For all attendees Upon entering One Broadway, you will need to check in with the lobby security. You’ll just need to show your ID and let them know you’re going to the MassLandlords event in the 5th floor Venture Cafe.

    Parking

    Accessible by T and highway. Parking available in several garages for weekend rates. See CIC Directions for details. Pilgrim Parking has affordable rates and is a short walk from the venue, click here for details

    Food

    • Assorted Buffet (Vegetarian options available)
    • Salad
    • Beverages
    • Desserts

    *If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible so we can try to accommodate you.*

    Pricing

    Non-members always welcome! Please prepay in advance to receive early-bird pricing. The caterer requires this much notice for food orders.

    • Early-bird only until 10/6 @ 12pm:
      • Non-members: $18.50
      • Members: $13.50 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
    • After Early bird or at the door:
      • Non-members: $22.00
      • Members: $18.00

    Click here to purchase tickets for this event

    Membership options.

    Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords volunteers and staff.

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  • Waltham: Housing Court – What Does This Change Mean?
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    10/17/2017

    380 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451, USA

    380 Winter St, Waltham, MA 02451, USA

     

    Administrative Attorney of the Housing Court Ben Adeyinka and Landlord Attorney Jordana Greenman will be joining us for a panel on Housing Court. This Housing Court expansion will change how evictions work!

    Attorney Adeyinka will be touching on points like: recent funding that has been granted, expansion into Waltham and surrounding areas, when can landlords file in Housing Court, where the building will be, and whether the court will travel. You won’t want to miss this.

    Attorney Greenman will be elaborating on points that every manager and owner would benefit from hearing. She’ll be focusing on things like: comparing district and housing court, giving tips for landlords about mediation and preparing a case, choice of where to file, and right to transfer.

    The legislature has recently funded the expansion of the Housing Court into Waltham and surrounding areas. The Charles River region will be served by the Housing Court probably by early next year. If you’re not already aware, the free rent trick is easier to pull in housing court and tenants have absolute right to transfer cases from district to housing court. We think it’s imperative that all local landlords come find out what this new Housing Court system looks like and what it means for your business. Don’t be the one left in the dark when it comes to legal matters, this meeting will save you time and potentially a lot of money!

    We’re also happy to have a representative from Mass Save join us to give us a rundown on incentives currently available to landlords through the Mass Save® Program that will add value to your properties, tenants, and business.

    Click here to purchase tickets for this event

    Tuesday, October 17th

    Charles River Meeting Agenda

    • 5:30pm Sign-in/Networking/Dinner
      • Buffet Dinner
    • 6:30pm Charles River Manager’s Welcome
    • 6:40pm Executive Director Doug Quattrochi with the MassLandlords Business Update
      • Member Minute – Any member can have the mic for 1 minute during the start of the meeting (introduce yourself, ask a questions, give words of wisdom related to our business)
    • 7:00pm Mass Save Incentive Presentation
    • 7:25pm Housing Court Panel
    • 8:30pm Networking
    • 9:00pm Doors Close

    Location

    Best Western Waltham (Food by Copper House Tavern)
    380 Winter St. (Meeting room located just off the main hotel lobby)
    Waltham, MA 02451

    Parking

    There is ample parking in the lot around the Best Western. Please enter through the main lobby and look for the MassLandlords signs.

    Food

    • Full Buffet Dinner
    • Soda, Water, Coffee
    • Dessert

    *Please disclose any dietary restrictions to Alexis at agee@masslandlords.net and we will try to accommodate you.

    Pricing

    Non-members always welcome! Please prepay in advance to receive the discounted pricing. The venue requires this much notice for our reservation.

    • Early-bird only until 10/6 at 12pm:
      • Non-members: $21.50
      • Members: $18.50 (log in before you register or you will see the non-member price)
    • After Early bird or at the door:
      • Non-members: $25.00
      • Members: $21.00

    Click here to purchase tickets for this event

    Membership options.

    Please note: this event is run by MassLandlords volunteers and staff.

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  • 2nd Annual Worcester Landlord Summit
    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    10/22/2017

    18 Commercial St, Worcester, MA 01608, USA

    18 Commercial St, Worcester, MA 01608, USA

     

    Sunday, October 22nd

    • 10:00am Start Time
    • Running your property like a successful business
    • The Sanitary Code and what to do with a “Order to Correct”
    • Fire Prevention including smoke alarm, carbon monoxide and sprinkler requirements
    • Working with the DPW– trash, parking, snow, and water/sewer
    • Working successfully with Public Service Agencies– Section 8 and other programs
    • Healthy Housing and Deleading– the Regulations are changing! Grants available
    • Community Policing– crime, opioid crisis and tenant issues
    • Proposed legislation that could affect your Real Estate Business
    • Meet your City Councilor and local representatives to discuss neighborhood issue
    • 2:00pm Doors close

    Location

    DCU Center
    50 Foster St.
    Worcester, MA 01608

    Attendees use door 2 entrance across from St. Vincent’s Hospital, take escalator to 3rd floor.

    This Event is FREE!

    With admission to this event, you also have admission to the Worcester Fall Home Show. Click here for more info on the home show.

    Last year’s Landlord Summit was great! Click here to learn about last year’s event.

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MassLandlords and/or partner groups hold regular membership meetings every month except July and August. From west to east:

  • Longmeadow or West Springfield (RHAGS): Second Thursday
  • Sturbridge (SWCLA): First Monday
  • Worcester (WPOA): Second Wednesday
  • Marlborough (MWPOA): Second Tuesday (No December, June, July or August meetings)
  • Charles River (CRRHA): Newton/Waltham/Watertown: Third Tuesday
  • *New Series* Cambridge: Third Monday

Note about meeting service:

  • Our events range widely from “no food” to “full buffet and cash bar”.
  • Speakers range from informal (“This event is run by volunteers at a partner association”) to rehearsed (“This event is run by MassLandlords staff”).
  • Please note your location and all event details.

If you have any questions concerning events, please contact Alexis Gee, Manager of Marketing and Events, at agee@masslandlords.net

Regular meetings and special events appear below when scheduled.

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