The City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services has scheduled its Spring 2014 Landlord Training Program. These classes work to build on a foundation of partnership between property owners, tenants, and city agencies to create safe communities and residences. This program is provided through funding by the Portland Police Bureau, Portland Fire & Rescue, and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement.
The Bureau of Development Services partners with the Portland Police Bureau, Portland Fire & Rescue and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement to provide current, effective information on property management to ensure safe, crime free rental properties. Presentations are made by Housing Inspectors, Crime Prevention Specialists, Fire & Rescue Prevention Inspectors, and Police Bureau Neighborhood Response Team Officers. City staff are also available at the trainings to answer attendee’s questions.
This program has received overwhelming positive responses from attendees. Landlords who have taken the course state they feel more confident in their ability to screen applicants, recognize signs of illegal activity, and take action or deal with problem tenant behaviors when they arise.
Topics covered in the 8hr training session include; property management to prevent crime or loss of investment, best practices in applicant screening, signs of dishonest applicants, rental agreements, crisis resolution/eviction, and partnering with police/crime prevention specialists/housing inspectors.
The classes are offered free of charge. Advanced registration is required. At the end of each session attendees are provided a certificate of attendance. Attendance is required for the Enhanced Safety Properties program through the Portland Police Bureau and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention.
Please check the BDS website for this Spring’s dates, locations, and online registration for this dynamic and informative class. Visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bds/landlordtraining for the most up to date information on this program.
|Spring 2014 Class Schedule|
|Saturday, May 17, 2014||Legacy Emanuel Medical Center | Lorenzen, Auditorium
2801 N. Gantenbein Ave., Portland OR 97227
|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.|