On October 18, real estate and construction attorney Jodie McDougal presented, “Recognizing and Avoiding Common Landlord Problems,” as the keynote speaker at the Landlords of Iowa 2019 Annual Convention.
In her presentation, Jodie discussed compliance with the law and best practices regarding some of the common problems encountered by landlords, including service of notices, eviction procedures, request for reasonable accommodations from tenants, commonly raised defenses by tenants, and other hot topic. In addition, Jodie explained the new law on assistance and service animals, as well as the new standardized form to be utilized by tenants with assistance animals (this blog post from July gives an overview).
Landlords of Iowa brings together landlords of residential properties large and small. The annual convention was held at Hotel Ottumwa October 17-18 and offered the 600+ members of Landlords of Iowa an opportunity to learn about topics ranging from real estate investing, fair housing laws and regulations, estate planning, and insurance issues.