City of Fall River hosts Landlord Training Seminar

Fall River, Massachusetts – Members of the Southeast Housing Court and Mayor Will Flanagan hosted a Landlord Training Seminar on Thursday, aimed at providing valuable information to the public regarding landlord-tenant law.

Joined by nearly 75 landlords as well as other elected and community leaders, Flanagan said, “this forum is important because it not only provides residents with an opportunity to hear from the judiciary, but more importantly for those who work in the Southeast Housing Court to hear directly from landlords throughout our community.”

The Seminar which lasted just over two hours was titled, “the Anatomy of an Eviction,” and featured discussions which described the Commencement of Landlord/Tenant Relationships, Tenancies Gone Bad, Hearing Day Procedures and the Trial Process.

Michael Dion, Executive Director of the Community Development Agency, whose Office is responsible for the administration of the US Department of Housing Urban Development (HUD) Community Planning and Development Programs assisted in the planning of this seminar, and has worked with landlords over the years to provide the resources and services available to landlords through the Agency.

“Working to improve our neighborhoods has always been a large part of what we at the Community Development Agency do,” stated Dion. “Ensuring that landlords have an understanding of the process and can make informed decisions goes hand and hand with our mission at CDA. I would like to thank the Clerk Magistrate’s office as well as the Honorable First Justice Anne Kenney Chaplin, and members of my staff for organizing this important event.”

For more information on the Landlord Training Seminar or to access any of the information provided contact the Office of Neighborhood Development & Outreach at (508)-676-0324.