From the city of Raleigh e-newsletter:
CITY OF RALEIGH TO OFFER LANDLORD TRAINING PROGRAM ON MAY 12
The City of Raleigh’s next landlord training class will be held on May 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Raleigh Housing Authority’s multipurpose community room, 971 Harp St. The one-day course offers useful information to rental property owners and managers, real estate agents, lawyers and others who deal with or have an interest in rental issues.
The North Carolina State Bar and the N.C. Real Estate Commission offer continuing education credits for lawyers and real estate agents who take the class.
The landlord training course covers such topics as screening rental applicants, strengthening rental agreements and taking legal steps to resolve problems. It also addresses the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program and the role of the City of Raleigh Police, Inspections and Community Services departments. Participants receive tips on reducing the likelihood of nuisance violations and drug, gang and illegal activity around rental property. They also learn about the City’s Rental Dwelling Registration and Probationary Rental Occupancy Permit ordinances.
Instructors in the landlord training class represent the City of Raleigh Police, Inspections and Community Services departments and the City Attorney’s Office; Triangle Apartment Association; Sentinel Real Estate Corporation; the Raleigh Housing Authority; and Hatch, Little & Bunn LLP.
Registration for the landlord training course is $25; the fee is $175 for lawyers seeking continuing education credits. To register or learn more about the class, contact Christine Alston in the City of Raleigh Community Services Department at 996-6100. Additional information and a registration form also are available on the City’s website at www.raleighnc.gov/communityservices.