October Meeting

Secure and Friendly Environments in Cedar Rapids, aka SAFE-CR, was established in 2013 as a way for our city to gain control of crime in neighborhoods and “nuisance” properties.  Now, after four full years, where do landlords stand in the fight against crime and those residents creating a bad environment for their peace loving neighbors? […]

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September Meeting

Most of you know the feeling when, after weeks of frustration, the Big Day rolls around.  Small Claims Court.  Your stomach is in knots, your renter has been living in your house or apartment free for six weeks or even longer.  Or maybe you are trying to evict for drugs or crime.  You are angry, […]

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2017 State Convention in Burlington

Please Join us! Thursday Oct. 19th and Friday, Oct. 20th has been set for the annual state convention. It will be held at the Comfort Suites in Burlington, IA. Be sure to mention Landlords of Iowa State Convention when reserving your rooms. The program will start Thursday afternoon with a board meeting and finish with a Friday evening social. Click […]

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Aug. 10th Meeting – 7:00 PM

Learn to E-File your Court Documents! Lynn Wilson will be presenting how to e-file your court documents such as FE&D and money judgments. Correction: This is an EVENING meeting, 7:00 PM, at the Longbranch. Sorry for any confusion! Feel free to bring a laptop or mobile device, and if you have a favorite online resource or […]

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August 10th Meeting

Learn to E-File your Court Documents! Lynn Wilson from the Linn County Clerk’s office  will be presenting how to e-file your court documents such as FE&D and money judgments. Correction: This is an EVENING meeting, 7:00 PM, at the Longbranch. Feel free to bring a laptop or mobile device, and if you have a favorite […]

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August Meeting

Join us Thursday evening, August 10, as we explore the abundant online resources available to us as landlords.  Various “experts” from our group will help us navigate through several websites and apps, such as Iowa E-Filing, Iowa Courts Online, City and County Assessors sites, City Housing’s Registered Landlords and Registered Rental Properties, Social Security, Sex […]

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July Meeting

How many nights have you tossed and turned, worrying about a bad renter and wondering what to do?  And who likes the feeling of going to court to get a past due single parent and her children out of your property because they haven’t been able to pay the rent? Or the disruptive partier who […]

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Top 10 Illegal Lease Provisions

Does your rental agreement contain an illegal provision? If it does, your entire lease could be declared “void and unenforceable.” Jim Kringlen, managing attorney for Iowa Legal Aid in Cedar Rapids will be our guest speaker at the June 8th evening meeting. He will cover the most common illegal lease provisions and what you can do to avoid them. […]

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June Meeting

Have you ever walked into Small Claims court for a simple hearing for possession to see that your tenant has a Legal Aid attorney at their side?  Suddenly, the case you thought was cut and dried turns complicated and the judge throws it out, thanks to the help of your renter’s free attorney. Jim Kringlen, […]

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May Meeting

Do you know how to solve common landlord tenant problems, such as extra roommates, inoperable vehicles, chronic late payers, visiting pets, etc.?  What about the weird uncommon situations that many of us have encountered?  Our Problem Solving meetings have always been hits in the past.  We’ll go over some of the basics and also hear […]

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