January Meeting


Have you ever waited what seemed like an eternity for your day in court to evict your non-paying deadbeat?  You have an easy, cut and dried case. No rent, despite promises of paying “next week.” Your day finally comes, but the judge will not allow the eviction because of one little detail. Maybe you filed too early. Or counted your days wrong. Or the wording on your notice was incorrect. So you have to start all over, while your renter is cooling their heels playing video games on the 52 inch TV in your apartment while basking in rent free living for yet another month.

Magistrate Lorraine Machacek will speak to our group at noon on Thursday, January 14, covering the many common mistakes landlords make in court. The lunch buffet will open at 11:45 at the Clarion. This will be a packed house, so please RSVP no later than Monday the 11th (or as soon as you read this) to [email protected]. The Clarion needs a count not only for food, but also for room set-up, so it is necessary to register your attendance.

As the Landlords of Linn County close our fiscal year, we want to make note of the community outreach donations we made in 2015.

Because our membership is deeply invested in our community’s housing, contributions were made to groups providing emergency services for housing and domestic issues. Catherine McCauley Center, Willis Dady Shelter, Waypoint, and the CRPD K-9 Unit each received $500 donations from Landlords of Linn County.

These funds were available from the dues of both landlords and vendor members. We thank our membership for supporting our group, not only for your own enrichment, but also for what our large group is able to give back to our community.

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