Landlord Association of Sarasota

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 Purpose:  Discuss Landlord problems, issues, and best practices

 5-23-13 Thurs 5:30-7 pm

Speakers: Our Own Landlords.  These are the best meetings when our own Landlords share the issues and solutions to real problems.  We always learn by the Real Life situations, changes in county regulations, evictions, handymen, plumbers, electricians, expenses, etc.

The YMCA has a Housing Program for Young Adults where the Y guarantees the rent. See the attached for details. Or you can call Ellen McLaughlin, Program Director at the Y at 925-6100, or Lucia at 371-4799 ext 193.

Your Support and Attendance is Vital to our Survival. It is Membership Renewal time again.  Thank you to those who help with our expenses:

1        Anonymous

2        Arthur Lipshutz

3        Carolyn Phillips

4        Chuck & Pam Bournival

5        Craig & Darlene Harvey

6        Dick Hynes

7        Don & Carol Pearson

8        Downtown R, LLC

9        Eric Hohnwald

10      Gerri Holmes

11      Harvey Vengroff

12      Jan Benedict

13      Judy Gee, SRQrents.com

14      Kevin & Marsha Button

15      Leslie Walker

16      Lynn Morey

17      Margaret Amador

18      Marge McKeever

19      Mike Geenen

20      Mike Silvers

21      Surry & Nadine Cherry

22      Tully & M Giacomazzi

23      William Johnston

The Fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm at the

Waldemere Fire Station, 2070 Waldemere St, near US 41 and Waldemere at Sarasota Memorial Hospital (behind Wendy’s)

2nd floor, elevator available

Parking:  on site or across the street, do not park in area marked “For Firefighters”

Price:  Membership: $50 / year (less than $5/meeting)

Contact Person:  Gerri Holmes  941-313-9406  gHolmes@LandlordsOnline.com

8466 N Lockwood Ridge Rd # 336, Sarasota, FL 34243

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Gerri Holmes  GHolmes@LandlordsOnline.com  www.LandlordsOnline.com    941-313-9406 Office           888-215-5382 Fax

8466 N. Lockwood Ridge Rd.  # 336,  Sarasota,  FL   34243         Landlords Helping Landlords, Check us out!

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Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. Washington Landlord Association (WLA) is proud to be Washington’s leading landlord association. We have unbeatable membership dues thanks to the economy of our size, minimum of overhead expenses, and wonderful support of our vendor members.

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ATTORNEY: Are you looking for an attorney? Here is the one I told you about when I spoke to your association: _________________________________________________– Ben Austin, phone: 941__________.

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Call Toll-Free 1-888-753-9150 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-888-753-9150 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting for your 4-digit access code (good for 1 year), and/or for the member telephone help line.

WLA Rental Forms have been developed to reflect the latest in Washington State landlord-tenant law and court rulings, as well as meeting practical field conditions for hands-on landlords and managers anywhere in Washington. In addition, WLA’s rental agreements have several built-in liability protection features with escape clauses. (Special code dictated forms are also provided for WLA Seattle landlords and managers.) Developed in concert with WLA’s Legal Advisory Committee, WLA forms are field tested to cover all the essential legal and  management elements in successfully operating a rental in Washington.

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WLA’s Resource Center provides a variety of advisory bulletins including WLA’s popular “21 Landlording Basics” and “Using the Right Rental Form” by clicking the “Resources” icon then clicking “Basics”. All applicable State and Seattle Landlord laws (including lead paint and mold phamplets) are also included along with dozens of other write-ups of importance to landlords and managers.

WLA also provides an on-going listing of over 350 vendor members available across the state. These merchants have expressed an interest in serving the landlord sector and are removed if proved to not meet WLA standards.

WLA’s free telephone help line has proven very popular to the starter or experienced member: 1-888-753-9150 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-888-753-9150 FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting


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Area

Mailings

Subscribers

King County 6921 9581
Seattle 5982 8520
Snohomish & North 4776 7195
Pierce County 5792 6196
Tacoma 4424 4282
Thurston & West 4739 6371
Southwest WA 2213 3324
Central WA 1280 2157
Eastern WA 4578 6522
Tri-City Area 580 846
Out of state 1629 1581
TOTALS (JAN 15, 2013) 42,790 56,757

 

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WLA Serving You

  • 18 Chapters Statewide
  • 65,000 Landlord Constituent Members

President/Exec. Officer: Tim Seth
Senior Vice President: John Wells
Vice Presidents: Louise Garbe, William Luke
Secretary/Treasurer: Audrey Tucker
Lobby Counsel: Mary Ann Strickler, AAL

WLA Advisory Board
Montgomery Barnes – Tacoma
Bruce & Sharon Bishop – Spokane
Bruce Burris – Tacoma
Delores Cante – Lakewood
Virginia DeBord – Marysville
Charlene Fansler – Kennewick
John Gipson – Olympia
Ted Kobernick – Vancouver
Jerry Lucker – Seattle
Tom McGarry – Spokane
Willie Oliver – Bremerton
Tom Pinckney – Tacoma
Donn Tyler – Lakewood
Dan White – Gig Harbor

WLA Staff
Operations Manager – Tim Seth
Screening & IT/Website – David Jones
Legislative Rep – Melanie Hisaw
Membership & Ads – Carole Krusinski
Advisory Management – John Wells
Vacation Watch – Steve Green
Printing Services – Jeff Martin & Jim Haran
Office Support – Donna Durrelle & Tamako Gipson

Legal Advisory Attorneys
Dan Lazares, Tom McGarry, Alan Ruder, Tom Taylor, Ken Valz

Biography – Tim Seth

Founder and executive officer of Washington Landlord Association, Tim has owned, managed and maintained 26 rental properties with 96 rental units in Olympia, Seattle, and Yakima. An engineering graduate from WSU, he took graduate university business courses and served as a corporate business education administrator for a large mid-west manufacturing company.

Returning to the Northwest, Tim set up a 55-shareholder Washington rental property investment corporation…implementing his innovative investment leverage models (that still apply today… see Resource Center, “Financial”). He followed with licenses as an engineer in-training, general contractor, and real estate agent (with training in property appraising). He also operated an independent rental management and repair business for 7 years…proving to be quite handy with tools and resolving hands-on tenant issues.

His past public service includes chair of the Thurston County Housing Authority, project lead for State WAC personnel law development, staff for the Washington Executive Salary Commission, member the Washington Comparable Worth Committee, AG designated advisory contact for rental owners calling the Washington Attorney General’s Office, and many public and private housing ad hoc committees.

Throughout his landlord career, Tim has also served as Chair of the Washington Apartment Association state-wide Political Action Committee, and later as an officer, volunteer lobbyist, and essayist in state and local landlord associations. In response to increasing fair-housing regulations, Tim developed WLA’s bias-free tenant selection scoring system patterned after long-established civil service employment testing standards, and later, field-easy models to implement new state-mandated screening disclosure regulations. Currently, he is sitting on a variety of State/County/City landlord-tenant code committees. He enjoys contributing to the WaLandlord.com web site, and assisting landlord, tenant, and government official callers.

 

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