Greater Enfield Landlord Association (GELA)

Our Next Meeting is on  
Wednesday October 6, 2021 at 7:00pm.

The October 6th meeting will be both on Zoom and live at the Powder Hollow Brewery at 504 Hazard Ave., Enfield, CT.

ZOOM Access:

ID:  838 2761 8845
Passcode: 681274

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Membership Dues are Due in October!!!

Meetings in late 2020 and 2021 have been held on ZOOM.

April 1, 2020 - Cancelled due to Covid-19. Members may discuss topics of concern with the group via email.

March 4, 2020 - Legislative update and security deposit review led by Paul Janusewski. Round table discussion.

February 5, 2020, - Legal issues related to landlording. Guest speaker. Round table discussion

January 8, 2020 - Trevor Dorian will present on tenant screening, followed by round-table discussion.

January 1, 2020 - Postponed to 1/8/20 due to holiday.

December 4, 2019 - Holiday party for current members and guests at Powder Hollow Brewery.

November 6, 2019 - Round-Table discussion on tenant screening and topics of interest to members.  Elections for 2020, annual party planning.

October 2, 2019 - Stare Marshal Grant Carragher discussed CT State Marshal services for landlords.  Round-Table, Treasurer report.

September 4, 2019 - Round-Table discussion - Oil sources, heating services, tenant pool, non-conventional sources of financing, tenant screening.

July/August - Summer Recess.

June 5, 2019 - Joe Mollica leads Round table discussion on advertising, ad content, and other topics of interest to members before summer recess.  Legislative update by Paul Januszewski.

May 1, 2019 - Carl Watts from Eversource has some energy saving ideas for tenants and landlords.   Sean Wilder (Loss Mitt Services) will lead a round-table discussion on pre-foreclosures, short sales and related topics.

April 3, 2019 - Sharon Tracy (Thompson & Peck) answers some insurance questions.  Paul Jenney visits from TenantTracks.

March 6, 2019 - Everything you need to know about Section-8.

February 6, 2019 - Mayor Mike Ludwig (All things Enfield), Jim Piekos (pre-screen automation update) and round-table discussion on member selected topics.

January 2, 2019 - Michelle Lorenzetti (Investors Connection CT) and Trevor Dorian (How to Automate Tenant Prescreening

December 5, 2018 - No regular meeting.  Holiday party for current members at Powder Hollow Brewery.  Details TBD.

November 7, 2018 - Paul Durkin (Finance of America Mortgage) will describe some new mortgage products with Tim Coleman of Horizon Home Mortgage.  CCOPO will present a legislative update.  Round-table discussion about mold.   Elections (New officers to start in January).  Planning for our  Holiday party (12/5/2018).

October 3, 2018 - Paul Delskey of State Farm Insurance in East Windsor will answer you difficult insurance questions.

September 5, 2018 - Monthly meetings resume.   Guest speaker: Attorney Michael Clinton will present a new and efficient way to go about collecting after a judgement.  

July/August - Recess, however some brainstorming sessions at Powder Hollow Brewery are currently being planned.

June 6, 2017 - Landlord Finances:  Ted Lanzaro author of "The TaxSmart Landlord".  Tax solutions for real estate investors and tax legislation update. 

May 2, 2017 - Ken Ursaki of MHA Property Loss Advisors will discuss "Ordnance & Law After a Casualty Loss".  Are you covered correctly?

April 4, 2018 - "The CT Property Manager", Bianca Ouchana will discuss her property management services and will lead a general discussion about efficient property management.

February 7, + March 7, 2018 - Meeting postponed due to snow storm.

January 3, 2018 - Meeting in Council chamber (up 1 flight from rear).  Guest speaker: Local CPA, Timothy Reynolds of Viola, Chrabascz & Reynolds, LLC.

December 13, 2017 - No regular meeting on December 6. 2017.  Instead, Members will attend the Annual Holiday Party at Powder Hollow Brewery.

November 1, 2017 - Fair Housing Training.  Guest Speaker attorney Michelle Dumas-Kueller (CHRO).  Elections and planning for holiday party.

October 4, 2017 - Attorney Michael Clinton will discuss leases and will give us a legislative update specific for landlords.

September 6, 2017 - Reconvene.  New mortgage products geared toward landlords by Tim Coleman of Horizon Home Mortgage.  Also, "Sweepin It Clean" presentation.  Round table discussion.

Summer 2017 - Recess.June 8, 2017 - Some members will attend the CCOPO boat trip in Haddam.June 7,2017 - Local Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal Paul Januszewski will explain about smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector requirements.  "Joe's Toilet Talk" about "DoorSaver".

May 3, 2017 - The Enfield Housing Authority as agent for HUD  and the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program will speak about Section 8 housing, rules and responsibilities, how HUD and landlords can work together and how to avoid trouble with HUD.  We will also get a brief presentation about CHRO and the pitfalls that landlords face.

April 4, 2017 - Special Tuesday Meeting! GELA members will attend the CCOPO Annual Meeting in Hartford. No regular wednesday meeting in April.

March 1, 2017 - Jennifer Casalone with Bearingstar/Arbella Insurance will speak about tenant/landlord insurance coverage, specifically "renter's insurance" and its impact on landlords.

February 1, 2017 - Energy Monster will help save us money on utilities.  Michael Clinton (attorney) and Marc Gottesdiener (appraiser/broker/consultant) discuss property tax appeals.

January 4, 2017:  Regular Meetings resume.  Energy Monster will present options for energy savings.  Updates by Joe: Tenanttracks, Eversource Gateway/Safety Net.

December 7, 2016:  Annual Holiday Dinner Party for current members and invited guests.  Powder Hollow Brewery (6:30-9:00).

November 2, 2016:  Greg HUllmann will speak about "Lease Options".  CHRO discussion.  Elections of Officers and planning for Annual Holiday Dinner Party.

October 5, 2016:   Attorney Michael Clinton will speak about leases, followed by an open Q&A session on landlord-related topics.

September 7, 2016:   Reconvene.   Joe Mollica will present some helpful tools in his next installment of "Joe's Toilet Talk".  Round Table discussion on landlording topis of concern to members.

June 2016:  Members attend the Annual CCOPO Boat Trip in Haddam, CT for fun and networking.

June 1, 2016: - John Souza of CCOPO will give us a legislative update on landlord-related issues.  Tim Coleman of Horizon Home Mortgage will be here to answer any of your mortgage questions and he will present some of his current products.  Secretary/Treasurer Report and Membership status.  Joe's roof claim update.  Planning for next year.  Member issues/questions.

May 4, 2016 -  Shawn Bradley and Rich Smith of Braman Chemical will speak about bedbugs.  Enfield rental census concerns.

April 6, 2016 - David Gibb of Legally Mine will present a short course for business/property owners focusing on correct legal structuring related to prevention of and protection against lawsuits and on lowering taxes. ( Free: Open to affiliates, family and friends who own property.)

March 23, 2016 - GELA members are invited to attend the CCoPO annual meeting.

March 18-19, 2016 - Members attend JLC (Journal of light Construction) Annual Conference and Exposition in Providence, RI.

March 2, 2016:  Rick Bush of  R&M Property Management Solutions, LLC will use his Investment Property Worksheet to help us evaluate our return on investment. 
Tim Coleman of Horizon Home Mortgage will describe some mortgage products for landlords.
Joe Mollica will provide tax information about repairs vs improvements and about how to use cost segregation to maximize expensing vs depreciation deductions.

February 3, 2016:  John Grad, Sr. Loan Officer at Guaranteedrate will present us with several financing options.  Regular business items.  Landlord tax primer by Joe Mollica.  Tenant screening affiliation.

January 6, 2016:  Donald Durfee of AmbitENERGY will show us how we can reduce our energy costs.  Regular business items.  Round-table discussion.  Networking.

December 2, 2015:  No regular meeting.  Holiday party for current members TBA.

November 4, 2015:  Karol Steczkowski of Tenanttracks will discuss the tenant screening process, how to read a credit report, and related issues.  Elections.

October 7, 2015:  Presentation by ServPro of Enfield/Bloomfield.  Lease discussion.  Networking.

September 2, 2015:  Welcome back!  Our September meeting will be a general, Round-Table discussion.  Joe will start by talking about the current tenant pool, recent web advertising results and tenant screening.  He will also update us on a recent eviction execution.

July/August:  Summer Recess.  We will reconvene on 9/2/15.

June 3, 2015:  Sharon Tracy of the insurance agency LHBrenner/Thompson&Peck (and VP of CCOPO) will discuss how insurance policies are rated, special coverage for older homes, special concerns for self-insured landlords, plus Q&A.  Following a break, we will reconvene for a roundtable meeting prior to our summer recess. 

May 6, 2015:  Attorney Mike Clinton will speak on a variety of landlord-related topics.  He will also present us with a legislative update.  Bring your questions!

April 1, 2015:  Attorney Mike Clinton will speak about LLC's, the Notice-to-Quit and collections.

March 4, 2015: General meeting, round-table discussion.

February 4, 2015:  Joe Mollica will demonstrate some lead paint dust management techniques.  The group will watch an EPA-RRP training video on safe practices for handling lead paint.

January 7, 2015:  Joe Mollica (GELA-VP) will lead a discussion of the CT security deposit statutes.

December 3, 2014: Holiday party.

November 5, 2014: John Souza of CCOPO will provide an update on his efforts to unify CT rental  property owners in learning about and dealing with current legislative issues that affect CT landlords.
                      : Joe Mollica will distribute and explain the latest EPA lead paint booklets and
                         forms to members.

October 1, 2014:  Joe Mollica will lead a demonstration of solderless plumbing repairs.

September 3, 2014:  Elections for new officers, general meeting.