With school letting out and summer officially upon us, let’s check in on the networking and educational events going on this summer for landlords and property managers in the Seattle area. A landlord’s work never stops–but as these local events can remind you, you’re part of a flourishing industry, and friends (and important contacts) can be made everywhere.
June 8th (tomorrow!): The WLA’s 2013 Spring Conference
It’s not too late to register for the Washington Landlord Association’s big spring event! Held at La Quinta Inn in Tacoma, this yearly, all-day event is open to guests and costs $35 if you pre-register online (less for members). The resources available at the conference are numerous and include presentations on rental management, fire alarms & sprinklers, cleaning up moisture damage, tenant screening, and more. Check it out here.
June 13th: The RHA presents New Laws and What You Should Know
Ever feel like you can’t keep up with the changing tides of landlord-tenant law? There’s always more to learn as the laws evolve, and that’s why the RHA is holding this two-hour seminar lead by Julie Johnson. This “quick overview” of changes that have occurred over the past year targets the laws that affect you, your business and your tenants. The seminar is from 5 to 7 pm, and registration is $45.00. Learn more here.
June 20th: City’s Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance Stakeholders Meeting
Did you know that all rental housing in Seattle will have to be registered with the Department of Planning and Development by December 31st, 2016? That’s the result of the new Rental Registration and Inspection Ordinance (RRIO). Luckily, the community can have a say in how the ordinance is implemented at the city’s monthly Ordinance Stakeholders Meeting. The next one is from 2-4pm at the Seattle Municipal Tower on June 20th, and it’s open to the public. Learn more here.
July 11th: Solving Problems with Tenants, from the RHA
We’ve all had those tenants that require more time and attention than the rest. In this three-hour seminar conducted by Sue Lewis, CPM, you’ll learn new tools for handling tenant hardships, emergencies, and problem behavior. Registration is $45; the event will be held on July 11th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. By the conclusion of the seminar, you’ll know when to make a call, send a notice, or seek legal advice. Learn more or register.
If you like to stay involved in affairs of the city, you may want to stop by this meeting of the Water System Advisory Committee. This meeting is open to the public (and hey, you can always apply to sit on the committee if you’re really serious about it!). Seattle Public Utilities community advisory committees work to provide diverse and representative opinions and analysis on the issues that the utility departments face on a regular basis. Learn more.
July 17th: The RHA presents Keeping Your Rentals Straight
This one’s for all of you landlords out there who do your own bookkeeping. Julie Johnson will be on hand to introduce you to bookkeeping basics, including cash flow tracking, profit and loss worksheet setup, and creating record management systems. Managing multiple rentals? No problem–this seminar will teach you how to keep them straight. It will run from 5 to 8 pm on the 17th, and costs $45 to register. Check it out here.