Membership Benefits

There are many benefits to becoming a member of the Yakima Valley Landlords Association. For a small investment you can take advantage of the association’s services and education opportunities.

Just click the links below to view our services. 

Limited Free Legal Advice
Limited Free Accounting Advice
Membership PacketLegislative Representation
Rental FormsLegislative Committee
CommunicationMentor Program
Networking


ATTORNEY SERVICE:
The YVLA has an attorney on retainer to assist members with landlord/tenant legal questions and problems. Just call his office during regular business hours and identify yourself as a paid member. Free consultations are provided to members in good standing and are limited to phone service. Further services are available at reasonable fees by our attorney who is knowledgeable in Landlord/Tenant Law.

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MEMBERSHIP PACKET:
Each new member receives a membership packet containing sample rental forms. Information about what forms are required by law and what forms just make good sense; Fair Housing guidlines; YVLA handbook; screening company referrals, including access from this website to the Unlawful Detainer list of Yakima and Kittitas County; and the latest edition of the monthly YVLA Newsletter.

FREE notary service is available to members during regular business hours in the YVLA office.


RENTAL FORMS:
Rental forms to help manage your business and protect your interest in your property are available at our office and also on this website. These forms meet landlord and tenant law requirements for both state and federal and have been prepared and/or edited by our attorney and are updated as laws change. We also offer an Unlawful Detainer (eviction) Packet.


COMMUNICATION:
YVLA News, a newsletter published monthly, includes new laws, changes in laws, articles regarding landlord related topics, local businesses that offer landlord related services, and general meeting information. Our goal is to keep members informed about meeting times and places, upcoming programs and seminars plus any law changes that affect rental property. Past editions are also available on this website.

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This website offers a Rental Search. Our members may advertise their available rentals for prospective tenants to search.

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NETWORKING:
• The YVLA holds monthly general membership dinners and meetings featuring topics and speakers relevant to the rental business.
• General membership meetings also create an opportunity for landlords to network exchanging experiences and ideas.
• Educational seminars are held periodically featuring professional and expert information concerning the rental industry.
• As a member, committee membership and participation is invited and encouraged. Some committees include: Crime, Legislative, Program & Social, and Membership.


ACCOUNTING SERVICE:
The YVLA has an accountant on retainer to assist members with landlord accounting issues over the phone.  Just call his office during regular business hours and identify yourself as a paid member. Free consultations are limited to phone service.  JV Accounting, Call Judith Van Hees @ 509 575-0754


LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATION:
Representation in Olympia by YVLA’s lobbyist.

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LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE:
The association’s legislative committee monitors and protects your interests at both local and state levels. During election season the YVLA hosts local and regional politicians for question and answer forums regarding landlord issues.


MENTOR PROGRAM:
Our office staff can refer you to experienced landlords who are available by phone to answer non-legal questions and to provide informational tips on being a successful landlord.

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