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Updated REDBOOK and legal seminars bring members practical operational info

Synopsis

The updated TAA REDBOOK is available now from your local association. Also check with your local association, or on the TAA events calendar, for “REDBOOK” seminars scheduled in your area, or online.


Key takeaways

  • The 2020-2021 Edition of the Texas Apartment Association REDBOOK and REDBOOK Online has been updated with recently passed legislation and offers practical advice that follows the leasing cycle.
  • The updated REDBOOK is available for purchase from your local association. The REDBOOK Online has also been updated, and includes additional bonus copy and new videos. The REDBOOK Online is accessible via subscription or as part of your TAA Click & Lease license.
  • REDBOOK seminars offered by TAA affiliates begin this month, and will include practical exercises and video to enrich the learning experience. Register for an event today!

The updated Texas Apartment Association REDBOOK, organized to follow the leasing cycle, is available now from your local association. This indispensable legal guide emphasizes practical information that addresses common issues that arise for property managers.

Members may opt to access the TAA REDBOOK Online with your TAA Click & Lease subscription or for a modest yearly subscription fee.

The REDBOOK Online follows the same revamped structure introduced in the print and online versions during the last edition, and includes bonus content, including videos and some articles, forms and rules not available in the printed book.

The REDBOOK Online is a mobile-friendly site that offers access to content 24/7, including from mobile devices. Most users of the TAA Click & Lease program have automatic access to the REDBOOK Online, or subscriptions are $50 plus tax per year. Visit www.taa.org for more information.

Content in the REDBOOK and REDBOOK Online is organized in these categories:

  • Application
  • Lease
  • Resident Life & Management Issues
  • Ending the Lease
  • Eviction & Other Remedies
  • Business Practices
  • Physical Plant
  • Statutes & Rules
  • TAA Leases & Addenda

The printed edition also includes an index.

REDBOOK seminars

The REDBOOK seminars that will be offered around the state have also been updated with new legislation and critical topics. In addition, instructors will include practical exercises in each content area, and use additional resources, like video, to enrich the learning experience.

Fourteen local associations have scheduled at least one “Apartment and Rental Housing Legal Seminar,” with a total of 24 seminars scheduled to date, including two “virtual classroom” offerings from TAA that members may attend remotely.

Upcoming REDBOOK events, as well as options for attending TAA-sponsored video-conference REDBOOK seminars so you may participate virtually in a seminar, include:

TAA-Sponsored REDBOOK Events

March 19 – Piney Woods Apartment Association – Presenter: David Fritsche
March 24 – Virtual Classroom – Presenters: Sandy Hoy & Corey Rogers
May 7 – Virtual Classroom – Presenters: Sandy Hoy & Corey Rogers

Local Association Sponsored REDBOOK Events

February 6 – Houston Apartment Association – Presenter: Howard Bookstaff
February 11 – El Paso Apartment Association – Presenter: Brian Cweren
February 12 – Lubbock Apartment Association – Presenter: David Fritsche
February 13 – Houston Apartment Association – Presenter: Howard Bookstaff
February 25 – Houston Apartment Association – Presenter: Howard Bookstaff
February 25 – Apartment Association of Tarrant County – Presenter: Jennifer Owen
February 27 – Houston Apartment Association – Presenter: Howard Bookstaff
February 27 – Corpus Christi Apartment Association – Presenter: Brian Cweren
February 27 – Permian Basin Apartment Association – Presenter: Sandy Hoy
March 5 – San Antonio Apartment Association – Presenter: David Fritsche
March 11 – Apartment Association of the Panhandle – Presenter: Sandy Hoy
March 12 – Houston Apartment Association – Presenter: Howard Bookstaff
March 17 – Apartment Association of Tarrant County – Presenter: Jennifer Owen
March 17 – Austin Apartment Association – Presenter: Bill Warren
March 25 – Rio Grande Valley Apartment Association – Presenter: David Fritsche
March 26 – Apartment Association of Greater Dallas – Presenter: Jennifer Owen
April 7 – Tyler Apartment Association – Presenter: Sandy Hoy
April 9 – San Antonio Apartment Association – Presenter: David Fritsche
April 15 – Apartment Association of Central Texas – Presenter: Bill Warren
April 29 – Austin Apartment Association – Presenter: Bill Warren
May 6 – Apartment Association of Greater Dallas – Presenter: Jennifer Owen

Check the events section of the TAA website at www.taa.org for more details or to register online, or check with your local apartment association.

Five hours of MCE (Mandatory Continuing Education) credits from the Texas Real Estate Commission have been approved. Five hours of NAAEI continuing education credits will be available. Some seminars sponsored exclusively by local associations may not offer all forms of continuing education credits.

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