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York City: Learn to be a better landlord

Sean Philip Cotter
505-5437/@SPCotterYD

Want to be a better landlord?

York City is planning to hold Landlord University, a class that will run from 6 to 8 p.m. for eight straight Thursdays, starting Sept. 1, according to a news release from the city.

The course costs $100 and will benefit the city's Human Relations Commission, which hears bias-related cases related to housing, employment and public accommodations, according to York City's website.

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The class, which will be held at the Lincoln Fire Station at 800 Roosevelt Ave. in the city's Avenues neighborhood, is meant to help landlords and their tenants, according to the city. It starts off over the first few weeks with financial advice, including how to invest, how to get people to invest in you and how to avoid financial pitfalls.

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Then the classes will move on to educating landlords about building standards and the construction process before spending time on the York City housing scene — what the demands are and what there are opportunities for, according to the city.

The seventh class focuses on where things go wrong: settlements between landlords and tenants. Then the final one will help people figure out how they want to apply what they've learned.

Some of the classes will touch on discrimination. The Human Relations Commission puts on events to teach people about that topic and the laws that focus on it from time to time, according to the city's website.

Anyone interested in joining should call Tonya Thompson-Morgan, the investigator for the commission, at 846-2926 or email her at tthompso@yorkcity.org.

— Sean Cotter covers York City for The York Dispatch. Contact him atscotter@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at@SPCotterYD.

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