Workshops and Seminars

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The following are a sampling of the workshops and seminars offered on a periodic basis by the Housing and Community Development Department.

For Tenants

Are you renting in Takoma Park? Join us at one of our upcoming workshops to learn more about your rights and responsiblities.

Topics covered inclued:

  • Changes in the Landlord-Tenant Law
  • How to protect your security deposit
  • How does Rent Stabilization Work
  • Is your rent legal under the Law
  • How to report repairs needed in your apartment
  • How to give proper notice to vacate

For Landlords

Fair Return Training

Landlords who believe that the net operating income generated by their rental property has decreased over the years and would like to increase the rents above the established annual rent stabilization allowance are encouraged to participate in this two-hour training. The class, offered on a quarterly basis, takes landlords step by step through the petition process and provides guidance on the presentation of required documentation.

Landlord Certification Seminar

Monthly seminar offered to current and prospective landlords seeking required Landlord Certification. The 90-minute seminar provides landlords and their agents with a working knowledge of the laws governing the management, operation, maintenance and sale of rental housing property in Takoma Park. Certification information can be found on our Rental Housing Licensing Page.

First Time Home Buyer

Offered by a HUD-approved housing agency, participants will receive a certificate of completion that may be used to access low interest loans offered through Montgomery County and the State of Maryland. Experts from a real estate office, lending institution, title company and inspection company will tell you all about their roles in the purchasing process.

The next workshop is on Saturday, June 15 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue.

To keep current on the workshops and seminars currently offered, check the Recreation Department's current Program Guide, join us on Facebook or contact us at 301-891-7225 for more information.