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Updated REDBOOK and legal seminars bring members practical operational info


The updated TAA REDBOOK is available now from your local association. Be sure to check with your local association, or on the TAA events calendar, to confirm dates, times and locations of “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—and be sure to confirm dates, locations and times with your local association.

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 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. Because of the evolving nature of local responses to the potential threat of exposure to the coronavirus/COVID-19, it is important to confirm seminar times, dates and locations with your local association, as some may be rescheduled or shifted to an online format.

Check the events section of the TAA website at 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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