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Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick (Airport)

801 Greenwich Avenue

Warwick, RI 02886

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This will be a 3-hour class designed for the beginner/intermediate R.I. landlords - and it will be taught by landlords. Early Bird rate of $30 until Oct. 31. Enrollment will then increase by $10.

  • Outline Landlord responsibilities

  • Identify resources to get your landlord questions answered

  • Outline Screening techniques to weed out the deadbeats

  • Identify and access required landlord forms

  • How to fill your vacancies with desirable tenants

    1. You have a vacancy
      1. Determining the rent - do a market survey-be aware of scams - the market does not care what your expense are- MLS/zillow/trulia
      2. Marketing-Craigslist-rental agent-zillow-signs-word of mouth-bulletin boards-housing offices-referral from existing tenants
      3. Showing- Show it clean – are the prospects too motivated – are they in a hurry- NOT first qualified prospect – have criteria
      4. Screening-fees-rental application-credit checks-criminal checks-eviction search-employment verification-analysis of finances-cosignor-visit their current residence-rejecting applicants
    2. Existing tenants
      1. Moving in- Security deposit-always insist on-limited to one month’s rent-no interest paid in R.I.-Asking for First, last, security Unit condition checklist-take photos-write out condition
      2. Overviews of laws
        1. Fair housing laws-protected classes and not protected classes
        2. lead laws-Required 3-hour class-inspection by professional-inspection by you after 2 years
        3. Landlord Tenant Law
      3. Leases-lead disclosures-change locks-smoke detectors-fire extinguisher-renters insurance-Late fees-mo to mo or 1 year?
      4. House rules-noise, pools, antennas, pets, smoking, parking
      5. Maintenance-your obligations-access–48 hours notice
    3. Move outs, miscellaneous
      1. Raising rent-30 days notice form-Keeping good tenants-the cost of turnover-
      2. Policy at move out-proper notice-return of sec deposit (20 days or written explanation). Withhold for damages and unpaid rent.
      3. Eviction- lawyer is recommended – law is clear, judges can be capricious-don’t delay when tenant falls behind-Time frames-5 day demand letter-the stipulation-self help evictions
      4. Alternatives to Eviction-self help evictions-cash for keys-the cost of eviction (lost rent, legal, fix up, vacancy, rerenting)
      5. Section 8- not required – separate lease – inspection – guaranteed rent – lower than market – don’t take payments under the table


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Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick (Airport)

801 Greenwich Avenue

Warwick, RI 02886

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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