Affiliation with the State and National Apartment Associations - As a member of the LAA you are automatically a member of the Texas Apartment Association and National Apartment Association (TAA and NAA). Your membership offers you the opportunity to participate in the state and national meetings, educational conferences and conventions, as well as receive industry publications. TAA and NAA work closely with lawmakers to help ensure the rental housing industry is represented when decisions are made.
Exclusive Legal Forms - The 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 and across the nation. They are specifically created to protect both the owner/manager and resident and are copyrighted. LAA members can purchase in office and online over 30 standardized forms including Lease Contracts, Rental Application, Inventory and Condition Form, Pet Agreement, Contract Guaranty Form, and many more.
TAA REDBOOK - 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. TAA's REDBOOK Online and mobile app is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, wherever you are. This resource gives you immediate access to the legal information you need from your trusted source. If your property uses TAA's Click N Lease program, you have direct access to the REDBOOK Online.
LAAMembers.com - LAA's member website is a great way to gain information about fellow members, upcoming events and changes that are occurring in our industry. The member website also provides a job board that hosts jobs posted by owner members as well as resumes from interested job applicants. It’s an excellent way to find that next staff member.
Marketing and Advertising - As a member of the LAA, you have the opportunity to market your community through advertising in LBKapts.com magazine or LBKapts.com website. The LBKapts.com magazine and website are award-winning, one of a kind, marketing platforms designed to help potential residents find rental housing easily and quickly. LBKapts.com includes an easy to read listing of each property, a locator map, and a quick reference. To find out more information about advertising in LBKapts.com please contact the staff at Lubbock Apartment Association.
Educational Opportunities - Throughout the year, the Lubbock Apartment Association provides classes and seminars to educate apartment industry personnel and help them obtain National Apartment Association Education Institute credentials. 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.
Support - 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/Small Owner) Committee. This group of individuals discuss topics related to managing fewer units than the larger 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.
Events & Networking and Committees - 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. We also offer many opportunities to join committees to make a difference in the community, build educational opportunities for the membership and grow the membership. Each committee is open, and all members are encouraged to join.