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Landlords of Iowa appoints an Executive Director

Earlier this year, the board of directors for Landlords of Iowa voted to hire Pete McRoberts of Dash Management, Inc. as the organization’s first executive director. This is a new position and is still evolving. A professional executive director provides us the opportunity for increased expertise, efficiency and better coordination of our statewide initiatives. All landlord members […]

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December Annual Meeting and Christmas Party

Get ready for our always lovely Christmas Party and Annual Meeting, this year at the Kirkwood Hotel, 7725 Kirkwood Boulevard SW, Thursday evening, December 13.  We will be gathering in the Atrium for social, appetizers, and cocktails, followed by an elegant plated dinner, holiday desserts, lots of door prizes, and the election of our 2019 […]

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November Meeting

For most of us, our landlording experience is usually a smooth one.  We have interesting renters, whom we trust to take good care of our property, be good neighbors to others who live close by, and always pay their rent on time. But when we hit a glitch, it’s often a big one.  Just when […]

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October Meeting

Human trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing organized crime worldwide, just behind drug trafficking.  Arms and weapons trafficking follows.  Cedar Rapids lands right in the middle of a busy Midwest triangle. A recent study estimated 210 unique ads per month from one website (which has since been taken down) here in Cedar Rapids, […]

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Don’t Miss Our September Meeting

Do you know the signs of illegal activity on your property?  There’s nothing worse than finding out about it after receiving a nuisance notice from the City.  Learn to become proactive in spotting criminal activity on our properties before the City gets involved. Join us at noon on Thursday, September 13, as CRPD Detective Robert […]

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September Meeting

As landlords, we may have become all too familiar with illegal activity on our rental properties. But there’s nothing worse than finding out about it after receiving a nuisance notice from the City.  We need to learn to become proactive in spotting criminal activity on our properties before the City gets involved. Join us at […]

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August Meeting

Technology has certainly changed the way we are able to run our rental properties.  Many of you may remember when a couple of us drove to the court house every month to comb through all the Small Claims actions in Linn County just to pull out the recent evictions by hand.  We would print the […]

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July Meeting — Sign Up Today!

There are still a few hours left to sign up for our noon meeting this Thursday, July 12th. Attorney Jeffrey Taylor will cover many of the stickier aspects of Iowa Landlord Tenant Code, including proper serving of notices. Those of you who may have heard Jeff Taylor speak to us before know that you will […]

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June Meeting – Sign Up Today!

Sign up TODAY for our meeting this Thursday evening, 7:00 PM at the Longbranch.  Problem solving and discussion meetings are usually lively and well-attended.  Don’t miss out! Our June meeting, on Thursday evening June 14, will have something for everyone. Join us as at the Longbranch as we explore both common and uncommon landlord situations. […]

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May Meeting

Who has had experience with a renter who was or is a hoarder?  Do you evict them or help them?  Is there even a way to help them?  Our noon meeting at The Longbranch on Thursday, May 10th will feature Ruby Perin, Healthy Homes Branch of the Linn County Health Department.  Ruby is an expert […]

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