Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 8:00a -

CIC Cambridge
1 Broadway; Floor 14
Cambridge, MA 02142

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Learn everything you need to succeed as an owner or manager of residential rental property in Massachusetts.

This fast-paced course is strictly limited to 16 participants to allow for detailed discussion and Q&A. Course tuition includes:

Small group session with the Executive Director, a trained presenter and experienced landlord, and the attorney.

A comprehensive agenda, see below.

Your choice of two books:

Every Landlord's Tax Deduction Guide by NOLO,

The Good Landlord by Peter Shapiro,

Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher, and/or

The Housing Manual by H. John Fisher.

A bound summary of all material presented.

Breakfast pastries, coffee, tea.

Lunch sandwiches, sodas, chips, cookies; all dietary requirements satisfied, please notify us when you purchase a ticket.

A MassLandlords ballpoint pen.

A MassLandlords certificate of completion and permission to use "MassLandlords Crash Course graduate" on your marketing material.

You will receive a box packed with your personalized signed certificate, your choice of two books, course notes, pen, and half a dozen other pieces of literature.

Saturday, June 22nd

Crash Course Agenda

In-Person Course Agenda

8:30 am - Introduction of MassLandlords and course participants

8:45 - Rental markets

Urban, suburban, rural.

Luxury, college, professional, working, subsidized, rooming houses.


9:00 - Property selection

Lead paint.

Charging for utilities.

Climate change risk.

Heat pumps.

Vinyl plank vs. hardwood floors.

Landlord trade-offs repairs vs. cleaning.

9:40 - Marketing and advertising

Getting the right applicants.

Small business branding tips and tricks.

Where to advertise.

10:05 - Break for ten minutes

10:15 - Finish marketing and advertising

10:35 - Applications and tenant screening

Criminal, credit, and eviction background checks.

Discrimination and fair housing.

Interactive tenant screening workshop.

Section 8.

11:30 - Tenancies

Lease vs Tenancy at Will.

Move-in monies.

Security deposits.

Pet rent.

11:50 - Break and Lunch, with free form Q&A

12:20 - Warranties and covenants

Water submetering.

Sanitary code.

How to raise the rent fairly.

Support animals.

12:40 - Dispute resolution

Eviction notices to quit.

Court process.


Relocation assistance.

1:40 - Break for ten minutes

2:50 - Maintenance, hiring, and operations.

Tax advantages.

Property managers.


Building permits.


LLCs and trusts.

Grants and alternative funding.

3:10 - Break for five minutes

3:40 - Overview of books and resources for further education

3:45 - Review of unanswered questions

4:00 - End Course

Please note that end time may vary based on questions.


Cambridge Innovation Center

14th Floor, Charles Conference Room

One Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02134



Fresh bagels, large muffins, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake slices and scones with cream cheese, butter, and jam

Fresh fruit platter

Assorted fruit juices and coffee


Assorted gourmet sandwiches

Garden salad

Pasta salad

Assorted pastries

Soda, juice, water

*Please email [email protected] if you have any dietary restrictions and need a special meal.


Open to the public. Membership is not required!

Public: $275

Members: $250

This event will not be recorded.

Slides and handouts if any will be uploaded to Massachusetts Crash Course in Landlording and Rental Real Estate. .

Register at: MassLandlords.net/events

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