This is needed & helpful training available to property owners in Bflo.
Hopefully there will also be focus on managing vacant property, for landlords, housing officials & neighbohood residents. I have long wished the city would require all vacant properties to be posted with the name of the owner & contact information to report often-blatant violations.
In addition, the city website should contain 'mailer' information so that citizens can learn who owns properties, & where they are from. Anybody following deeds filed on the County Clerk's site sees many never-before-seen buyers quickly attaining many cheap properties, but there is no way to evaluate if they are 'good guys' or bad. And too frequently, filings soon follow for flips, Housing Court liens, or "dumpings" at dramatic losses.
Here workshop info from BfloRising:
Property Management 101
Today, 8:02am By buffalorising
Hey, landlords and potential landlords! Want to learn about city housing rules in addition to furthering your knowledge about issues such as inspection procedures, eviction proceedings, leases and tenant screening and the new lead poisoning prevention program?
Want to learn how to detect and remove drug activity from your property, understand the role of the police and learn where to obtain funding sources for repairs?
Free Landlord Training and Workshop Sessions offered by the City of Buffalo and Mayor Byron Brown along with the Save Our Streets Task Force, will continue the Mayor’s efforts to create safer, healthier, more habitable communities.
Landlords will have the opportunity to enroll in Beginner Training Sessions or the Advanced Workshop Series, which will run simultaneously. Attendees of the workshop may register for courses such as Building Codes, Maintenance & Permits, Property Management 101, Evictions 101 and Financing Investment Property.
The deadline to register for the Mayor Byron Brown’s and Save Our Streets Landlord Training Workshop Series is October 24, 2008. You may also register at http://www.city-buffalo.com/applicat...n/default.aspx or contact Nicole Drye, Save Our Streets Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workshops will take place on November 7, 2008 from 8:30-4:30. Training and Workshop Sessions will be located at Belmont Shelter Corporation, 1195 Main Street