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DSM IaREIA | ILA District – Location Change – Aug 15 Mtg – 7:30AM

Principal Park-Skybox Entrance

Principal Park-Skybox Entrance – Take Elevator to Rm 401

The meeting location for Thursday’s 7:30-9:00AM meeting has changed to room 401, near home plate.

We need your reservation – Today! Text “YES” and head count to 515-255-0675.  We will register you.  See you Thursday!

Speakers will be Kevin Hathaway (he’s back for an encore!) with the Polk County Attorney’s office. Kevin works the “Indictable Misdemeanor Docket”, which most of our members know is the area under which Criminal Mischief falls. Preston Daniels, current landlord and realtor, is a past mayor of the City of Des Moines and will talk more about our statewide task force on this issue.

This initiative is a direct response to new language in 562A.17.6.  This may be the last meeting on this topic for the next five years, so … don’t miss this meeting if you want to be on top of this issue (which includes understanding the “Rules of Evidence”.

Iowa Landlord Association Switches to Summer Meeting Venue, Time

The Cub Club at Principal Park, 1 Line Drive, Des Moines.

The Cub Club at Principal Park, 1 Line Drive, Des Moines.

Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Landlord Association (Des Moines Metro District only) will switch to its summer meeting venue for the June 27 meeting.   The Cub Club, at Principal Park, 1 Line Drive, Des Moines, on the 2nd floor, will host the “ILA Fast-Break Tune-Up” meeting designed to inform Rental Property Owners and Property Managers about changes in the Landlord Tenant Law that become effective July 1, 2013.   The presentation will focus on how to avoid penalties and implement the options for increased legal limits on late fees.

A Breakfast Buffet will be served.  Pre-register at the website (choose “Pay ILA Lunch & Learn Fees) for $18, or at the door for $20.   You may also pre-register (then pay by check at the door) by sending an email to for $18 thru Tuesday night.

There will also be updates on member benefits subsequent to our participation in the National REIA 2013 Mid-Year Leadership Conference, in Pittsburgh, June 20-23.

The July 18 and August 15 (third Thursday) meetings will also be at the Cub Club.     Mark your calendars now!  

Our next meeting is at Ramada Tropics – April 18 – both Groups

Ramada Tropics will host Thursday’s Lunch & Learn – 11-1PM

Brad Smith, President of Preferred Pest Control will be our featured speaker.  Brad’s topic will be on that all time favorite, Bed

5000 Merle Hay Rd

5000 Merle Hay Rd

Bugs.  Rick Krause has agreed to provide a market update for the Central Iowa region, with a spotlight on apartment sales.

Save the dates of May 16 & 17 for our upcoming Spring Conference.   Kick-off is with the City of Des Moines Neighborhood Inspection/Housing Code Enforcement folks offering a 4-hour workshop, from 8:30 – 12:30 at the Police Academy.

Two Rivers REIA to meet at Ramada Tropics, also – 6-9PM

We’re still working to arrange for Bill Bronchick to present a preview of what he’ll be covering during the Spring Conference, May 16-17, primarily for ILA members, and May 18-19 for a combined event.

We’re in the final stages of arranging venue and presentations and should have more info by the next meeting.   It’s looking like we’re going to offer some truly outstanding learning opportunities.

Iowa Landlord Assn Meeting – Jan 17th – Process Service

You won’t want to miss this exciting, 2013 kick-off meeting!

Mama Lacona’s will host our first ILA | IaREIA regularly scheduled meeting — Jan 17, 2013.    Barring any major snow storms, the meeting will run from 11-1:00PM.  Your meeting fee includes a great buffet of Mama Lacona’s great menu items.

Click here to register before NOON on Tuesday, to save 10% off the usual meeting fee of $20.

Reminder – EDMS Hands-On Workshops

Attn: ILA members in particular.  If you are a Pro Se filer in POLK County, or any of the other counties implementing EDMS soon, you may want to attend one of two “hands-on workshops”.

All 99 counties will, eventually, be using the Electronic Document Management System (EDMS).  16 currently do.