Rental properties course scheduled

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LEWISTON – People considering purchasing buildings with residential rental units, or owners who want to enhance their skills and knowledge, can attend “Owning and Managing Residential Rental Properties” presented by Coastal Enterprises Inc. The course will be held at the Multi-Purpose Center, 145 Birch St., from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25.

The course will cover tenant issues including: applications, screening and reference checks, fair housing, leases vs. tenancies at will, security deposits, eviction procedures; and building issues including: property maintenance and repairs, health and safety, budgeting, bookkeeping and managing expenses.

Completion of the course fulfills landlord-training requirements for several mortgage programs offering expanded underwriting guidelines. This program has been approved by Maine State Housing Authority and meets Fannie Mae’s guidelines.

Those interested in attending must register in advance by calling CEI at 882-7552, ext. 177. Pre-registration is required and the $25/person or $30/couple (or co-buyer) fee covers the cost of written materials and handouts. Registrations will not be accepted after July 18.

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