We are an association of area landlords and property managers whose common interest in the
rental property ownership/management business has brought us together to facilitate achieving our common goals.
Over the many years since our founding in 1974, we have been advocates for landlords from all over our geographical area.
We provide advice on how to handle yourself within the legal system, and where we see a need for change do our best through our
local legislators as well as the State Court Administrator Office (SCAO) to see that needed changes come to fruition. We have facilitated the expeditious processing of
summary proceedings (eviction/recovery of premises) through changes to local court rules which has eliminated a great many hours of less than productive time on the part of
our members and the courts. These changes have now been adopted throughout most of the court systems in Michigan. We have had
changed through the SCAO, which clarified issues regarding escrowing disputed amounts with the courts.
We provide our members with "how-to-do-it" manuals regarding tenant screening, evictions and collecting on those
debts. We provide our members with access to an on-line database containing the names and other information on tenants both good
and bad which have been reported to us by our members.
For a $25 yearly fee, members can sign up for our Tenant Screening Service. Once subscribed to this service, you will receive a report
indicating all the parameters checked and a recomendation as to the suitability of the applicant for your rental
property. The cost is $13 per screening report and invoices for this service will be mailed out monthly.
To access the items in this area of the site, you must be a current member
of the Jackson Area Landlords Association in good standing. The menu items on this page
are controlled by security features that require cookies to be
on your Browser. If you have just joined or paid your delinquent membership dues
on-line, you will not have access to this area until the System Administrator verifies
you membership and updates your records on the next following normal workday. Please
be patient with this process as it guarantees security for our site. Controlled access
provides you the opportunity to download documents and manuals, download court forms,
review tenant record archives (TRG) on-line, access our bulletin board to share your
landlording related questions and solutions to problems with other JALA members,
post advertisements for rental units and properties for sale in our classified and a
host of other features. If you have questions regarding membership and/or access to this site
and its features, feel free to use the "Contact Form" to submit your request.
To login you will need your username and password obtained from the JALA office.
If you are having problems accessing areas of this website, click the menu link. "Website Access" above
to send an information request to our office. We will respond within 2 days.
Data sheets for supplying tenant input to the TRG are available by clicking here in pdf format.
Filled in Data Sheets may be scanned and sent as an e-mail attachment to TRGData@jala-mi.org or
mailed to the office or you may use the TRG Data Input form on-line accesable after login in the Secure Member Links Menu above.
New Feature Available To All Including Non-Members:
Under Menu Item Miscellaneous. You Can Click on "Code Enforcement Inspection" To Open
A Form And Submit A Request For Help And Interpretation Of Housing Code Enforcement Issues .
Features Under Access Control To Members Only After Login:
Access To Our Local Tenant Archives For Help In Screening Applicants.
Access To Our Knowledge Base Archive To Help Answer You Questions.
Access To Our Document Archives For Review/Download of Applications, Leases,
Move-In, Move-Out forms etc. and How-To-Do-It Handbooks.
Access To Our Support Forum To Post And Answer Questions.
Access To Our Classified Advertisement Information Update Areas.