Events Calendar for January 2013: New Landlords, LLCs & Legislators

Here on the blog, we’re celebrating the New Year all January long. We can’t wait to see what 2013 brings in rental housing trends, vacancy rates and other local and national multifamily news; in the meantime, there’s no time like the present to get prepared for everything the coming year will bring. We’re taking today to tell you about all of the latest and greatest seminars and events coming up in January for landlords, property managers and all you other rental-housing aficionados out there.

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January 9th, 3:00 to 4:30, Seminar – New Landlord Orientation through the RHA

New to this crazy business we call property management? Don’t worry. While landlord-tenant law and other rules and regulations can be daunting at first, the RHA (Rental Housing Association) has got you covered with this free seminar. It’s today, so sign up now on their website!

January 16th, 3:00 to 6:00 – Seattle Landlord Tenant Law

This helpful seminar is also being hosted by the RHA. Landlord-tenant law in Seattle can be challenging, even for seasoned landlords. This seminar seeks to “focus on everything that a Seattle landlord must know to comply with the City’s laws.” These include the Just Cause Eviction and Landlord Prohibited Acts ordinances, among others. The seminar costs $45, but the info is so important–check it out here.

January 24th, 11:30 a.m. – WMFHA’s Day on the Hill

If you’re currently a member of WMFHA, you’ve no doubt heard of their annual Legislative Day and Reception in years past. The event offers the chance to “meet, influence and educate members of the Legislature on critical decisions and policies that will directly affect you.” The daylong event, held in Olympia, includes a lunch and briefing, a Meet your Legislator session, and an evening reception with legislators. Members of WMFHA can find more information–and sign up–here.

January 24th, 7:00 – Seattle Meeting of the Washington Landlord Association

For those of you not familiar with the WLA, they are a membership-based resource for landlords and property managers in the Puget Sound area. Their goal is to “supply the business tools that make landlording fun and profitable.” The Seattle chapter meets monthly in the Bellevue Sheraton; January’s focus is Topics for Real Estate Investors. You must be a member to attend. Check it out here.

Also January 24th, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. – Seattle Planning Commission meets

Seattle is a city–and cities, living, breathing things that they are, tend to change over the years. In the best cities, these changes are carefully crafted by the teamwork of city planners, local business owners, and community members who have the city’s best interests at heart. The Seattle Planning Commission holds bi-monthly meetings to discuss proposed developments and other planning issues. You can check out a full schedule of their meetings, as well as reading up on meeting agendas and minutes, on their website.

January 31st, 4:00 to 6:00 – RHA Presents LLCs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

If you’re a private landlord or if you run your own business, you may have wondered about the ins and outs of forming an LLC. Wonder no more after this seminar, presented by Attorney Sean Flynn. The seminar costs $45 and attendance is limited to just 18 people; read more about it–and register–here.

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