MMHA is honored to sponsor the City of Portland Landlord Trainings.
The association strives to reach and educate as many landlords as possible on laws, best practices and strategies for success in their investments.
Every Spring and Fall the City of Portland hosts four 8-hour landlord education sessions. These classes are free to register. The city does sell a follow-along binder for $20. Sign in begins at 8 a.m., with the class promptly starting at 8:30 a.m.. The class lasts a full 8 hours with a 1 hour lunch break. If you do not sign in by 8:30 a.m. your seat may be filled from our class waiting list. This class does not qualify for continuing education credits.
Class registration is available at the city's website using the following link Online Registration or by printing and faxing/mailing in a registration form (Printable Version). To to be added to the city's mailing list for future classes, please call the Landlord Training voice mail line at (503) 823-7955; leave your name, mailing address, phone number and a message that you would like to be added to the mailing list.
Class Dates Spring 2012:
Monday May 7, 2012
Friday May 11, 2012
Monday May 14th, 2012 (Class Full)
Saturday May 19th, 2012
Since 1989, this nationally recognized program has taught over 15,900 Portland-area owners and managers how to keep illegal activity out of rentals, maintain property in compliance with City maintenance regulations, and partner with City services/programs both to provide habitable housing and protect their residential property investment. The Landlord Training Program is made available by funding received from the Portland Police Bureau, the Portland Fire & Rescue and the Rental Housing Association of Greater Portland
This program is constantly updated to current laws and issues, and has been adopted by over 550 cities and counties across the nation. The content of the course reflects in-depth research with organizations and individuals in police work, housing maintenance, property management, law, and public housing.
The Workshop focuses on keeping rental properties safe of free and illegal activity by training landlords in effective property management, and techniques for dealing with illegal activities by tenants.
We know it works. Property owners who have enacted these practices improve our community by taking simple steps that help prevent illegal activity, property destruction, and maintenance-related problems. Past trainees describe the class as both helpful for their business and beneficial to the community. It is far less expensive for both the City and property owners to work in partnership to prevent problems before they occur rather than take the more costly path of crisis intervention after problems begin.
Past attendees report benefits from attendance that include:
A stabilized, more satisfied tenant base with increased demand for rentals.
Lower maintenance and repair costs.
Improved property values.
Improved level of personal safety for both tenants and neighbors.
Peace of mind from spending less time on crisis control.
Landlords tell us that the course provided them with screening tips they hadn't considered and also helped them deal successfully with tenants involved with destructive and/or in illegal activity. Surveys indicate that over 90% of landlords who attend the training make beneficial changes in the way they manage their property as a result.