GNBLA membership is $100 for one year. This entitles you to join us at all our monthly meetings where you can learn from the experience of others and network with other landlords.
No, membership dues are non-refundable.
GNBLA meetings are held once a month and landlords (of all experience levels) attend to listen to interesting speakers, network with each other and help each other solve problems.
While we (as the organizing body) do not offer this service, we do sometimes have speakers talk at our meetings that can give you ideas, and you can always ask fellow landlords about the best ways to find tenants for your property.
The references an applicant puts on the application is possibly the most important information they can tell you. Some of the most important items you can ask for / contact would be:
- Previous Landlords - always ask two important questions 1) “Did the tenant give you the required notice?” and 2) “Why are they moving?”
- Employer References
- Personal References
While we do not offer a screening service there are many companies that do. You can ask a fellow landlord at one of the meetings what they use/recommend. If you need a screening service right now, just do a Google search for "Tenant Screening" (or just click here).
There are an endless number of red flags that tenants can put on applications (and you can also ask an experienced landlord their thoughts on other red flags) however here are some general things to look out for:
- Refusal to completely fill out the application
- Refusal to provide necessary documentation
- Inconsistencies on the application and what the person said to you
- An applicant without a bank account or any financial information
No, we do not offer a eviction service. We encourage you to join us at our next meeting where you can connect with other landlords and see how they handle evictions. Talking with experienced landlords can be very rewarding!
We are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice. The best answer to this is to join us at our next meeting and ask an experienced landlord this question.
While we cannot give detailed legal advice about the eviction process, the basic steps include:
- Learn the Landlord and Tenant Act
- Give Notice
- File Your Eviction
- Get Ready for Court
- Evict the Tenant
If you are thinking about evicting a tenant, you should join us at our next meeting and ask an experienced landlord this question.
No, we are not attorneys and do not offer legal advice. However, we do try and point you in the right direction to get a good answer, and we give you access to a network or professional landlords.
Feel free to bring your rental agreement with you to our next meeting and feel free to ask another landlord their thoughts on your agreement.