LEWISTON – People considering purchasing buildings with residential rental units, as well as current owners who want to enhance their skills and knowledge, are encouraged to attend “Owning and Managing Residential Rental Properties,” presented by Coastal Enterprises Inc., with the support of MaineHousing, Bath Savings Institution and The First.

The course will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at B Street Community Center, 57 Birch St.

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

Completion of this course fulfills landlord training requirements for several mortgage programs offering expanded underwriting guidelines. This program has been approved by MaineHousing and meets Fannie Mae’s guidelines.

Register in advance by calling CEI at 882-7552, ext. 177. Preregistration 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 Sept. 3.

CEI is a nonprofit, community development corporation that provides a wide range of financing, flexible lending, equity capital and diversified counseling in development of small businesses, community facilities and affordable housing.

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