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Welcome to The Jackson Area Landlords Association Website

  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 forms 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 $10 per 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 enabled 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.
  • JALA is conveniently located near just off Greenwood Ave on First St.

      We are located at:

    1212 First St.., Jackson, MI 49203

      Office Hours:

    Monday - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

    Wednesday - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

    Friday - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

      Contact Our Office:

    Phone: (517) 782-4384 - e-Mail

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      We hope that you will enjoy your visit to our site and if you are not a member already, feel free to contact us for more information or sign up to join on-line right now. Existing members can pay their dues online for faster service. Payment for membership is processed through PayPal, a secure on-line payment service.   We also invite you to attend our monthly meetings and get to know us. Our meeting are held the 4th Monday of each month (except June, July, August and December) at Steak's Eatery, 4343 Oaklane Road (VCL), Jackson MI. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. featuring speakers presenting topics of interest to landlords and property managers. If you want to eat with us, dinner can be ordered from the menu and begins at 5:30 p.m.. We hope you will stop by and see us and if so inclined, you can join our association on the spot!

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