Welcome to SWLA

An Organization of Professional Property Owners. Southern Wisconsin Landlords Association. Providing education and assistance to Racine area real estate investors since 1988.

 A Wisconsin Apartment Association Affiliate.


An Organization of Professional Property Owners.
Southern Wisconsin Landlords Association
Providing education and assistance to
Racine area real estate investors since 1988

A member of The Wisconsin Apartment Association.

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Our Next Meeting:

SWLA meetings are open to all landlords

Monthly every third Monday

6:00pm Social Time

Light buffet supper ($3.00 per person)

6:30pm Meeting

$20 Fee for Non Members

January 16

Many thanks to Darlene Lotz CPA of Berkley, Iselin and Lotz S.C. You gave an outstanding report on our current tax environment and were wonderful in answering all questions we have as business owners and landlords. Thanks again Darlene for an outstanding presentation.

February 20


Linda Ring Weber

Housing Authority

of Racine County

March 20
April 17
May 15
June 19

Meeting Location:

Harbor Lite Yacht Club

559 State Street
Racine, WI 53402
(262) 634-9280

More on meetings

Education Day:

"Landlord/Crime Free


Rental Seminar"

Saturday February 11th 9am-3pm

Saturday February 18th9am-3pm

This is a two day class and you are required to attend both days!!

Location: Boys and Girls Club

1330 52nd St.

Kenosha, WI 53140

FREE $25.00 manual to take home with you!

Learn how to attract/retain responsible Renters.

Coffee, Water, & Soft Drinks will be provided.

Come and learn about all of the new laws!!!!!

The KPD Crime Prevention Unit and the Kenosha Landlord Association designed this Seminar to help landlords make better decisions when managing their rental units.

The following topics will be discussed:
- Property Maintenance Codes
- Crime Prevention Techniques
- Applicant Screening
- Leases and Evictions
- Crime Free Lease Addendums
- Process Serving
- C.P.T.E.D. (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design)
- Fire Safety
- Waste and Disposal

This seminar will help landlords and property managers in the following ways:
- Satisfied tenants build stable neighborhoods
- Active management leads to less turnover
- Stabilized property values and rents
- Lower maintenance and repair costs
- Everyone is safer
- Peace of mind from spending less time on crisis control.
To register for the seminar please call:

Kenosha Police Department Crime Prevention Unit


See a live demonstration of our new Crime Mapping Software, and learn how you can receive e-mails about criminal activity in and around your properties.

"WAA Legislative Day"

Wednsday, March 15th

beginning at10:00 am

at the State Capitol

Meet and speak with your legislator

"Landlord Education Day & Trade Show"

Saturday, April 8th

Lake Winnebago Conference Center-Holiday Inn in Fond du Lac

"Free landlord training in Milwaukee"

(NOT the class by Tristen Petit)

The award winning landlord training program operates out of the Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS) downtown location. The goal is to teach landlords fundamental ways to keep illegal activity out of their property. This program was a runner up for the Ford Foundation Harvard Kennedy School of Government Awards program and a 1996 winner of the Innovations In Government award sponsored by the City of Milwaukee Mayor and Common Council.

The classes are FREE and held on a regular basis throughout the year at various locations. They are held on evenings and weekends to accommodate virtually anyone's schedule. The classes are generally either (1) five hour session in one day or (2) two and a half hour sessions for two nights. Attendees get a free 100 page comprehensive manual and handouts on a variety of legal and business issues related to managing a property.




If you are a landlord, or thinking about becoming a landlord, you have come to the right place.  We are a non profit organization dedicated to landlords.  Our number one priority is education.  We strive to keep our members up to date on the ever changing federal, state and local laws that impact landlords. 


We are part of the Wisconsin Apartment Association (WAA), which represents landlords throughout Wisconsin.  With this affiliation, we are able to work together with other landlords to have our voices heard and make an impact on state laws.


Please spend a few minutes looking around our site to get a better idea of what we are about.  Come to a meeting.  Our meetings provide a great opportunity for landlords to share their problems (and money saving ideas) and receive feedback from other members who may have experienced a similar situation.  Members receive the benefit of other members’ experiences without the unnecessary costs that often occur when we face a problem for the first time.