I am honored to be one of four fantastic speakers at the Massachusetts Rental Housing Association (MRHA) Annual Meeting and Conference on Saturday, May 30, 9AM-1PM at the Embassy Suites, 550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA.
My presentation will be “War Stories from the Eviction Court Trenches.” I will retell some colorful stories from my career handling over 5,000 evictions throughout the Commonwealth, as well as talk about my thoughts for fixing the system going forward.
Other speakers include:
Jamie Williamson, Commissioner, Massachusetts Commission on Discrimination(MCAD). Fair Housing Laws and How to Avoid Lawsuits
We have all heard of the large penalties inflicted upon unsuspecting landlords who are not aware of fair housing laws, protected classes of people and discrimination red flags. Ms. Williamson is a Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission on Discrimination(MCAD) and her presentation is not to be missed.
Marcus Papajohn, Financial Planner, www.MarcusPapajohn.com, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Estate Planning for Landlords
How do you plan your estate of income properties? Whether your properties total $200,000 or $2,000,000, whether you are 25 years old or 52 years old or 82 years old, whether you have children or not, you are wise to have an estate plan. Mr. Papajohn is a financial planner who has worked with MRHA for many years.
Mark Leger, MRHA Legislative Chair
Do you charge late fees? Have you had the “free rent” trick played on you? If “survivors of domestic abuse” become a protected class, will you be able to evict them? Mr. Leger explains landlord bills before the Massachusetts legislature that will effect the way you conduct your rental property business.