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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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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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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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April Meeting

April is nationwide Fair Housing Month.  LaSheila Yates, Executive Director of the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission and City Chief Diversity Officer, and Bernie Walther, CRCRC Investigator, will speak to our group on Thursday evening, April 13th. Do you know and understand what all the protected classes are in Iowa and in Cedar Rapids?  Is […]

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State Newsletter

Here is the Newsletter from Landlords of Iowa. State Newsletter 2nd & 3rd Qtr 2016 A lot has happened this spring and summer, so it is filled with information worth saving. It also has contact information for all the chapters. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. Bob Mitchell Legislative Chairman […]

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Christmas Party and Annual Meeting

Join us Thursday evening, December 8, for our Annual Christmas Dinner at the Marriott, 1200 Collins Road NE. Landlords of Linn County Holiday Party and Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to socialize with members and spouses and enjoy an elegant holiday meal. Cash bar, prize giveaways and election of 2017 Board of Directors are on the agenda. As our gift […]

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November Meeting

If the housing inspector walked onto your property tomorrow would you be ready?  And what happens when an unhappy renter calls Housing Services to complain about you?  Our noon meeting at the Longbranch on Thursday, November 10, will feature John Riggs, Cedar Rapids Housing Manager, and Lucas Pump, Inspector.  They will be giving us updates on City […]

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Landlords Volunteer For Habitat Wednesday Sept. 21

Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Day – Wednesday, September 21, 1pm – 4pm We are excited for your upcoming volunteer day with us! You will be working at 1609 Grande Ave SE Cedar Rapids, IA with Bob Grafton. Just a few reminders to get your prepared: Please check in on site before 1:00pm. You will be […]

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