Affiliation with the State and National Associations
As a member of the Lubbock Apartment Association (LAA) you are automatically a member of the Texas and National Apartment Associations (TAA and NAA). Your membership offers you the opportunity to participate in the state and national meetings, educational conferences and conventions, as well as enabling you to receive industry publications. TAA and NAA work closely with lawmakers to help ensure the multi-housing industry is represented when decisions are made.
Exclusive Legal Forms
Texas Apartment Association lease contracts and forms are designed to help you operate your business in a more efficient, cost-effective and, most importantly, in compliance with all applicable laws and ordinances. The TAA forms are considered the most complete and fair in the state. They are specifically created to protect both the owner/manager and resident and are copyrighted. LAA members can purchase over 30 standardized forms including Lease Contracts, Rental Application, Inventory and Condition Form, Pet Agreement, Contract Guaranty Form, and many more.
Your questions regarding landlord/tenant laws are answered in the copyrighted Redbook. The Redbook is a comprehensive legal reference guide containing civil and criminal statutes relating to the rental housing industry. It contains samples of all the TAA lease forms, management forms, and legal articles. The Redbook is available to all members for purchase. The Redbook is revised every 2 years. To purchase the latest copy, please contact the LAA office.
TAA's new REDBOOK Online is now available at the touch of a keyboard 24 hours a day, seven days a week, wherever you are. This new resource gives you immediate access to the legal information you need from your trusted source. If your property uses TAA's Forms for Windows or Forms Online programs, you have direct access to the REDBOOK Online from your forms package. Members can also subscribe to the REDBOOK Online through the TAA website. If you have any questions about the REDBOOK Online, contact TAA at 512/479-6252. TAA lease forms users having trouble logging in can contact Blue Moon Software at 512/322-0999.
Throughout the year, the Lubbock Apartment Association provides classes and seminars to educate the apartment industry personnel and help them obtain National Apartment Association designations. We are proud to provide nationally recognized speakers and educators from our industry to teach about new laws and ways to improve your business. Class topics and teachers vary but the goal remains the same, educate our members.
The Lubbock Apartment Association has several committees and groups in which members can become active. Any owner that has 50 or fewer units will want to take part in the Independent Rental Owners (IRO) Committee. This group of individuals discuss topics related to managing fewer units than the big management companies/owners. This is a wonderful informal group, which can greatly benefit a new owner and bring you together with other owners with similar interests.
Membership in a local apartment association gives you access to important information about our market and the rental industry. Twice a year the LAA conducts a market Occupancy Survey. This survey outlines the trends in occupancy and unit information. This information is a great way to gain knowledge about our local market and what the future may hold. View the most recent Occupancy Survey.
The Lubbock Apartment Association's monthly newsletter, the Focus, is a great way to gain information about changes that are occurring in our industry. This magazine contains articles about industry current events from the National and State levels and tips to help improve your business. Each member of our association receives this publication as well as the Texas Apartment Association magazine, TAA News and Views newsletter, and the National Apartment Association's Units Magazine.
Marketing and Advertising
As a member of the LAA you are able to market your community through advertising in LubbockApartments.com magazine or LubbockApartments.com website. The Lubbock Apartment Association's LubbockApartments.com magazine is an award winning local publication designed to help potential residents find rental housing easily and quickly. LubbockApartments.com includes an easy to read listing of each property, a locator map of Lubbock , and a quick reference. To find out more information about advertising in LubbockApartments.com view the LubbockApartments.com section.
Events & Networking
The LAA has many events throughout the year to allow members to network and get to know one another. All members are welcome to attend any of these events.