LEWISTON – People considering purchasing buildings with residential rental units, or 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. The course will be held at B Street Community Center, 57 Birch St., on April 23, from 6-8:30 p.m..

The course will cover tenant issues including applications, screening and reference checks, fair housing, leases vs. tenancies at will, security deposits and eviction procedures. Also, 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. 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 April 16.

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