The City of Portland, Bureau of Development Services will be releasing its Spring 2015 Landlord Training Program dates and locations end of March. Please check the Bureau’s Landlord Training Program website and plan to attend this important opportunity to receive no cost training that will help you feel more confident in your ability to screen applicants, recognize signs of illegal activity, and take action or deal with problem tenant behaviors when they arise.
The Landlord Training class helps income property owners and managers build a foundation of partnership with their tenants and with city agencies, to create safe communities and residences. This program is provided through partnership and funding by the Portland Police Bureau, Portland Fire & Rescue, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.
Classes provide current, effective information on property management. Topics covered in the 8 hour 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. 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 attendees' questions.
This program has received overwhelming positive responses from Landlords who have taken the course. Over 18,000 Portland-area owners and managers have attended these training classes representing over 369,000 rental units since the program began in 1989.
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.