Monday, September 15, 2014

October 9th - The New Hampshire Eviction Seminar

The New Hampshire Eviction Seminar 
Thursday, October 09, 2014 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (Eastern Time)

The Yard Restaurant, Manchester, NH
1211 South Mammoth Road
Manchester, New Hampshire 03109
United States

Map and Directions

Attorney Fred K. Mayer III will be the featured speaker at this three-hour New Hampshire Landlord and Tenant law seminar.  Attorney Mayer will take you through the entire eviction process, from preparation of eviction notices and demands for rent through post-eviction issues, such as landlord storage obligations and security deposit disputes.

Cost: $149 (only $129 if you register before September 20, 2014).

October 1st - Landlord Training Workshop


Landlord Training Workshop
You and your guest are invited. 

  • Learn how you can grow your net worth and earn extra money. 
  • Help offset your retirement shortfall?

We are thrilled to open the registration process for our October 1st workshop. This workshop will be held in the Community room in Manchester NH and it is free.
This event will be covering:
  • Advertising to get the best tenant prospect
  • Screening for good tenants
  • Leasing Process
Seating is limited to the first 35 registrations
Please forward this invitation to someone you know who might be interested in learning more about being a Landlord.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
 
ThanksRick Blais
WHENWednesday October 1 st 7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERECommunity Room
50 Queen City Ave.
Manchester, NH 03103

MORE INFO 
Call 603-232-9195
Doors open at 6:40 so you can meet other people with your same interest. No food for this event.



Sent By:
Rick Blais, Primerica
50 Queen City Ave.
Manchester NH 03103
 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Vote Sept 9th - This is our best opportunity for legislative influence

Howdee everyone,
 
Well this is it.  It’s time to vote & this is where we can make a strong influence on what lies ahead legislatively.
 
Included below:
1. Generality of party platforms
2. HB1409 Anti-Discrimination voting record
3. SB176 Lead Law voting record
4. Friendly/Unfriendly legislators
5. How to get voting records so you can be even more informed.
 
1. Generality of party platforms
If you’ve been involved legislatively then you know that there is a tone in the legislature that is set by simply who is elected.  It is critical that we all get out & vote now to assist in setting the basic tone of the legislature so that the elected legislature will be more receptive to our position on future legislation.
 
There is a generality that says democrats are less landlord/property rights/business friendly and republican are more landlord/property rights/business friendly. 
 
This link lists the entire House voting records for HB1409 which was a strongly anti-landlord/property rights/business bill.
 
You may remember the bill as the house voted on it was still an extremely negative bill for landlord/property rights/business.  Please note that 86.88% of democrats voted for the bill, 94.49% of republicans voted against the bill.  Also we only “lost” that vote by 6 votes 147 to 141.
That means if only 4 of the yeas were converted to nays the bill would have lost in the House.
 
We feel this is a dramatic demonstration of how important your vote is now.
 
2. HB1409 AntiDiscrimination voting record
Attached is an Excel file with the entire house voting record for HB1409 so you can look up the legislator running in your local election to get a better idea of whether to vote for or against them.
(FYI by the time HB1409 went through the Senate it was converted to a recommendation for a study committee and ALL 24 senators voted for it).
 
3. SB176 Lead Law voting record
Also in the same document is the entire voting record for 2007 SB176 which put in place the “New Lead Law” that many property owners have suffered with and a good many have lost their properties over.
 
4. Friendly/Unfriendly legislators
As well, included below in the body of this email, are some notes we have collected on legislators we have found to be landlord/property rights/business friendly or unfriendly and why we believe so.  We do our best to base this assessment on voting records and facts of their participation.
 
There are more notes I would be happy to give you individually that are based on referral by others we know to be “friendly” or “unfriendly” but for which we only have a referral or little personal experience.
 
5. How to get voting records so you can be even more informed.
  • In “State Legislation Dash Board” box click Voting Records.
  • In either House or Senate click the year you want then click Search.
  • In Bill No(s) select the bill number you want then click Search.
  • Click View Votes for full detail (note there could be a history of votes with different amendments).
Please make a positive difference. We need everyone to be proactive.  Do a little review of the enclosed notes, possibly a little more of your own the get out and vote!
 
Love & Light,
Nick Norman
Director of Legislative Affairs
 
Landlord/Property Rights/Business Friendly Legislators
 
Senator David Boutin - Worked hard to put HB1409 Anti-discrimination to study commission instead of adoption into law with out a large vetting process.

Representative Shawn Jasper - Shawn is a strong supporter of property rights. 

Representative Mark Warden - Mark is a realtor; a landlord; a member of RPOA Rental Property Owners; has sponsored pro-landlord bills; very instrumental in fighting HB1409 anti-discrimination; worked hard to oppose anti-landlord bills; helps sponsor and decide on new pro-landlord bills; has been extremely helpful in advising us in support of our legislative effort.

Representative Steve Beaudoin - Steve is a landlord; a member of RPOA Rental Property Owners; has sponsored pro-landlord bills; very instrumental in fighting HB1409 anti-discrimination; worked hard to oppose anti-landlord bills; helps sponsor and decide on new pro-landlord bills; has been extremely helpful in advising us in support of our legislative effort.

Representiative Warren Groen - Warren is a landlord; a member of RPOA Rental Property Owners; worked hard to oppose anti-landlord bills.

Representative Laura Jones - Laura has helped in our meetings to plan proposing new pro-landlord legislation and very helpful to our legislative effort in general.

Representative Susan Demers – Susan fought for 7 day storage on abandoned personal property.

Representative Mike Silva - Mike strongly opposed HB1409.

Representative Robert Rowe – Robert strongly opposed HB1409.

Landlord/Property Rights/Business UnFriendly Legislators

Representative Betsy DeVries - A few years back Betsy sponsored several bills that would have hurt the landlord business.

Representative Mary Till - During HB1409 discussions she was approachable but even after much explaining couldn't seem to understand our arguments and voted for HB1409 Anti-discrimination.

Running for US Congress – Frank Guinta - Frank Guinta as Mayor of Manchester,NH sent letter to state supporting the new lead law which dropped BLL (poisoning level) from 20 to 10ug/dl.

Running for Representative Concord area – Dan Feltes - Dan has long been one of the main voices from NHLA, the main tenant advocacy group of NH, for those of you that know think of electing Elliot Berry, it would have the same effect.  Dan was one of the authors of HB1409 Anti-discrimination.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

August 2014 - Schedule of Landlord Meetings and Training Classes

August 2014 - Schedule of Landlord Meetings and Training Classes
Aug 8th 10am - 12Noon, Somersworth NH
Join Nick Norman, Legislative Director for the RPOA if you are interested in moving NH's Landlord/Tenant Laws more to our favor. For directions, contact nicknorman@yahoo.com if you are interested in attending. 

Aug 13th 7:00pm - 9:00pm Landlord Boot Camp
This event will cover how to advertise your rental, screen for good tenants, record keeping,as well as the leasing and eviction process
Location: Community Room, 50 Queen City Ave, Manchester, NH 
For more info call 603-232-9195

Aug 4th - 27th Lead-Edu Classes, Manchester NH
New classes are being offered in RRP Initial Certification, Lead Abatement, as well as RRP Refresher Certification!!
To register, call or email Ben at 603-203-6430 or Ben@KKirkwood.com 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LEAD-EDU has added New Classes for Lead Paint Certification

MANY NEW CLASSES ADDED, including RRP Refresher!!

 

We have recently added classes for RRP Initial Certification, Lead Abatement, and also RRP Refresher Certification!!
  The EPA is requiring that all contractors working on pre-1978 properties containing lead paint obtain RRP EPA/HUD Lead Paint Certification.  Many of you received this certification in 2009 and need the refresher course.  Check your expiration dates.
This includes landlords, renovation contractors, window replacement workers, property maintenance workers, painters, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, siding contractors and anyone else that may be disturbing lead paint in a child occupied facility and/or pre-1978 building.




The current fine for working without this certification is $37,500 per violation!!
  
Don't Let This Happen to You!! Sign up or get renewed now!
Many Lead Abatement classes have also been added!
  

CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR NEW DATES!!
  
  
  
To register Click Here or contact Ben at 603-203-6430

Monday, July 21, 2014

Landlord Boot Camp - August 13th

Dear ,
Landlord Boot Camp
You and your guest are invited to Landlord/Business

We are thrilled to open the registration process for our August 13th  workshop. This workshop will be held in the Community room in Manchester NH and it is free.
This event will be covering:
  • Advertising your rental
  • Screening for good tenants
  • Leasing Process
  • Eviction Process
  • Record Keeping
Seating is limited to the first 35 registrations
Please forward this invitation to some one you know that is interested in learning more about being a Landlord.

Looking forward to seeing you there!
 

ThanksRick Blais
WHENWednesday August 13th 7:00pm-9:00pm
WHERECommunity Room
50 Queen City Ave.
Manchester, NH 03103

MORE INFO 
Call 603-232-9195
Doors open at 6:40 so you can meet other people with your same interest. No food for this event.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Legislative Update,7-13-2014= Governor signed HB590 Unauthorized Practice of Law

This Legislative Update has been provided by Nick Norman, Director of Legislative Affairs for the RPOA


Howdee everyone,

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!

I will be doing more coordinating of volunteers for next season soon & we need more volunteers for the legislative effort in general and more core team volunteers.  We only need 15 minutes per week per person during the busy times to make this legislative effort extremely effective.

Please contact Nick at nicknorman@yahoo.com to help out. 

I also am coordinating a Property Rights Friendly and Property Rights Unfriendly legislator list.  We hope this will be helpful as we approach time to vote for a new legislature.  Please also contact me if you have specific factual information to add to the list regarding any specific candidates for election.

Important Updates:Governor has signed HB590which allows an LLC etc, to be represented by a member of an LLC in district court (for evictions and small claims). (You will no longer be required to hire an attorney).

Action items this week:None; Enjoy this gorgeous weather.

Hearings this week:None

Hearings next week:None scheduled so far

Further below is:Bills Updated Status summary:
Full details on all bills above
(Which includes property owner position, contact info, talking points, and more)

Love & Light,
Nick Norman
RPOA Director of Legislative Affairs
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We only list the committee reports on the most important bills affecting the real estate business.  If you want to get the committee report on one of the other bills contact me & I will show you how to get them on line.  Its not terribly hard to get but not straight ahead either.
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Bills Updated Status summary:
HB590, Unauthorized Practice of Law    
Title: relative to the unauthorized practice of law.
Property Owner Position: For
House Status: CONFERENCE REPORT ADOPTED
Senate Status: CONFERENCE REPORT ADOPTED
General Status: Signed by Governor
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Full details on all bills above:HB590, Unauthorized Practice of Law
05/22/2014 at 03:00 PM    LOB 208
Title: Title: relative to the unauthorized practice of law.

Summary: Allows a person who is not authorized to practice law but who is a member, or employee of a limited liability company, corporation, or partnership, which has 5 or fewer members, to represent the entity on civil matters (like evictions & small claims) in the circuit court of  New Hampshire.

Property Owner Position: For

Link to Committee Info:

Email to Committee:
To:
Subject: HB590

Link to Bill Text: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/HB0590.html
Analysis Stated in Bill:

Talking Points:
HB 590 would amend RSA 311, the statute that enables the Supreme Court of the State of New Hampshire to regulate the practice of law within the state.  Under current law, any person may represent him or herself, or be represented by a person of good character.  All citizens are presumed to be of good character unless demonstrated otherwise.  However, no person shall be commonly permitted to practice as an attorney in court unless he or she has been permitted to do so by the court. (Current requirements are graduating from an accredited law school, which generally is a three year program on a full time basis and passing the New Hampshire Bar Exam, unless allowed to practice based upon reciprocity).

Basically, someone of good character can represent another person in court, but may not hold him or herself out as an attorney unless that person has been admitted to practice law in this state.

HB 590 changes the above to clarify that person of good character who is a member or employee of a limited liability company (an LLC), corporation, or partnership which has 5 or fewer members, shall, with the proper written authorization from the organization be authorized to represent the organization in Circuit Court.  However, there needs to be a new authorization for each appearance in court.

The bill, as amended, does not address properties held in a trust or an estate.  Also, a corporation has officers and shareholders and not members as does an LLC. I would think that the Courts would allow a corporation with 5 or fewer shareholders to make use of this bill, but not trusts or estates.

This bill is useful to the all businesses, including landlords, who are organized in LLC's, partnerships or corporations. It avoids the necessity to hire an attorney for evictions, collection suits both in small claims and circuit court level, other cases brought for and against the business person in circuit court. 

Most likely the authorization will have be given by the majority of the members of the LLC or shareholders of the corporation.  The acting or managing partners/members will likely have to give it for the partnership/LLC.

This allows any person of good character to represent the business in court with the proper authorization.  Note however, it does not, however, change any of the evidence required to prove a case. (The employee may not have personal knowledge that a tenant is behind in rent, but may have only been told that by the employer, which is hearsay and not admissible.)

We plan to propose a clarifying amendment to address corporations(not having members), trusts and also family LLC partnerships with more than 5 family members.

Being that different circuit courts presently interpret this situation differently from court to court, the bill would add clarity for circuit court judges.
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