Founded 1996 as Olympic Rental Association, WLA is registered with IRS and Washington Secretary of State as a non-profit service corporation.
Office Hours | 9:00am-5:00pm Mon-Sat
Phone | 360-753-9150
Toll-Free | 1-888-753-9150
Web | www.WaLandlord.com
Washington States largest landlord association serving landlords statewide with local meetings in your area. Our membership includes rental owners and managers ranging from one rental unit or house, to large scale apartment complexes.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. Washington Landlord Association (WLA) is proud to be Washington's leading landlord association. We have unbeatable membership dues thanks to the economy of our size, minimum of overhead expenses, and wonderful support of our vendor members.
For specifics on speaker programs in your area, information contained in our website, receiving a courtesy copy of the WLA Quarterly (newspaper), or any other information about joining or anything else, call WLA's toll-free number: 1-888-753-9150
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Rental forms, reference material, advisory bulletins, vendor listings, rent surveys, state & local laws, hand-outs, landlord basics, screening, collections, management and maintenance tips, and much more available on-line to all WLA members.
WLA Rental Forms have been developed to reflect the latest in Washington State landlord-tenant law and court rulings, as well as meeting practical field conditions for hands-on landlords and managers anywhere in Washington. In addition, WLA’s rental agreements have several built-in liability protection features with escape clauses. (Special code dictated forms are also provided for WLA Seattle landlords and managers.) Developed in concert with WLA’s Legal Advisory Committee, WLA forms are field tested to cover all the essential legal and management elements in successfully operating a rental in Washington.
For WLA screening, be sure to click and print out WLA Forms 49 and 50. They are self explanatory.
WLA’s Resource Center provides a variety of advisory bulletins including WLA’s popular “21 Landlording Basics” and “Using the Right Rental Form” by clicking the “Resources” icon then clicking “Basics”. All applicable State and Seattle Landlord laws (including lead paint and mold phamplets) are also included along with dozens of other write-ups of importance to landlords and managers.
WLA also provides an on-going listing of over 350 vendor members available across the state. These merchants have expressed an interest in serving the landlord sector and are removed if proved to not meet WLA standards.
WLA’s free telephone help line has proven very popular to the starter or experienced member: 1-888-753-9150
(Click Forms/Resource Center, select resource option, enter access code)
|Snohomish & North||4455||6683|
|Thurston & West||4832||7248|
|Out of state||2126||3189|
|TOTALS (October 15, 2013)||43,827||65,742|
|Total Paid Members||7,612|
18 Chapters Statewide
65,000 Landlord Constituent Members
President/Exec. Officer: Tim Seth
Senior Vice President: John Wells
Vice Presidents: Louise Garbe, William Luke
Secretary/Treasurer: Audrey Tucker
Lobby Counsel: Mary Ann Strickler, AAL
WLA Advisory Board
Montgomery Barnes - Tacoma
Bruce & Sharon Bishop - Spokane
Bruce Burris - Tacoma
Delores Cante - Lakewood
Virginia DeBord - Marysville
Charlene Fansler - Kennewick
John Gipson - Olympia
Ted Kobernick - Vancouver
Jerry Lucker - Seattle
Tom McGarry - Spokane
Willie Oliver - Bremerton
Tom Pinckney - Tacoma
Donn Tyler - Lakewood
Dan White - Gig Harbor
Operations Manager - Tim Seth
Screening & IT/Website - David Jones
Membership & Ads - Carole Krusinski
Advisory Management - John Wells
Vacation Watch - Steve Green
Printing Services - Jack Tavares & Gary Fair
Office Support - Tamako Gipson
Legal Advisory Attorneys
Dan Lazares, Tom McGarry, Alan Ruder, Tom Taylor, Ken Valz
Biography - Tim Seth
Founder and executive officer of Washington Landlord Association, Tim has owned, managed and maintained 26 rental properties with 96 rental units in Olympia, Seattle, and Yakima. An engineering graduate from WSU, he took graduate university business courses and served as a corporate business education administrator for a large mid-west manufacturing company.
Returning to the Northwest, Tim set up a 55-shareholder Washington rental property investment corporation…implementing his innovative investment leverage models (that still apply today… see Resource Center, “Financial”). He followed with licenses as an engineer in-training, general contractor, and real estate agent (with training in property appraising). He also operated an independent rental management and repair business for 7 years...proving to be quite handy with tools and resolving hands-on tenant issues.
His past public service includes chair of the Thurston County Housing Authority, project lead for State WAC personnel law development, staff for the Washington Executive Salary Commission, member the Washington Comparable Worth Committee, AG designated advisory contact for rental owners calling the Washington Attorney General’s Office, and many public and private housing ad hoc committees.
Throughout his landlord career, Tim has also served as Chair of the Washington Apartment Association state-wide Political Action Committee, and later as an officer, volunteer lobbyist, and essayist in state and local landlord associations. In response to increasing fair-housing regulations, Tim developed WLA's bias-free tenant selection scoring system patterned after long-established civil service employment testing standards, and later, field-easy models to implement new state-mandated screening disclosure regulations. Currently, he is sitting on a variety of State/County/City landlord-tenant code committees. He enjoys contributing to the WaLandlord.com web site, and assisting landlord, tenant, and government official callers.