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Spring Landlord Training Program

The Spring Landlord Training classes have been scheduled – see the table below for dates and locations. Class sign-in begins at 8 a.m. and class starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. The class lasts a full 8 hours, with a 1-hour lunch break mid-day and concluding by 5:00 p.m. There is no charge for attending this class, but purchase of the $20 (cash or check please) Landlord Training manual on site is recommended. Please note the class does not currently offer credit towards real estate continuing education:  

Spring 2015 Class Schedule
Date Location
Monday, April 13, 2015
(Online Registration for this date is currently closed.)
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center – Lorenzen, Auditorium
2801 N. Gantenbein St., Portland, OR 97227
Saturday, April 18, 2015
(Online Registration for this date is currently closed.)
Concordia University – Luther Hall, Room #121
2811 NE Holman., Portland OR 97211
Monday, May 18, 2015
(Online Registration for this date is currently closed.)
Adventist Medical Center – Amphitheatre
10123 SE Market St, Portland OR 97216
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
(Online Registration for this date is currently closed. On site registration is still available.)
Adventist Medical Center – Amphitheatre
10123 SE Market St, Portland OR 97216
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.

Class registration is available at our website using the following link Online Registration or by printing and faxing/mailing in a registration form (Printable Version). If you would like to be added to the mailing list for future classes, please call the Landlord Training voice mail line at (503) 823-7955 or e-mail; leave your name, mailing address, phone number and a message that you would like to be added to the mailing list. Thank you for your interest in the Landlord Training Program.

Program Information:

Since 1989, this nationally recognized program has taught over 18,000 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, Portland Fire & Rescue, Bureau of Planning & Sustainability and Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

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 and free of 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.

If you haven't attended already, we ask you to attend one of this Spring's Landlord Training Program seminars. Please sign up. We wouldn't ask if it weren't so important.


Landlord Training Registration

Online Spring 2015 Registration