Lake Erie Landlord Association "A landlord resource for more than 30 years"

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We’re hoping for September! Watch your email!


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LELA remarks during COVID-19


LELA is working diligently on behalf of our members to keep abreast of all information coming from our government leaders.  As we find out FACTS, we will post them here, on our Facebook page, and send emails to all members.  Please share this information with all landlords that you know, as it is imperative that we all stand together right now, members or not.  We want all of you to stay safe and healthy in this time of uncertainty.

August 4, 2020

We had our test Zoom workshop. Thank you Theresa Riddell of The Nelson Agency! You did great and had great participation from those in attendance. Normal workshop attendance is 10-12 and we had eight, six of whom participated at length. We went over the time limit we had set due to uncertainty, so it was a great success for those that participated.  If we can help all or just  six of you during our monthly workshops, with one small topic, then we are grateful that we will be able continue Zoom workshops at least once a month, as long as we have willing presenters. If you are willing to present a Zoom or Google meeting in your area of expertise, please contact the offce! 

If insurance wasn’t your topic, perhaps this month’s educational workshop on getting automated. In this time of COVID-19, everyone is limiting their personal contact and the amount of papers, checks, etc, that they want to pass back and forth with their tenants. Members Ben and Dina Lynch teaching automation of your rentals during these difficult times. Learn how technology can help you with the challenges of social distancing. August 18, 2020, 7pm. You will receive your email with the invitation for the event the day before the event, so it doesn’t get lost in your email. 

Please follow our Facebook page for updates throughout the day, we don’t wish to inundate you with so many emails a day that you don’t read them.  If you don’t do Facebook, the feed on the right side of this page updates a few times a day with what we have posted there.  Right now that is the quickest and easiest way to stay up to date with the amount of things we are posting for your benefit.  If you know of something of interest that might be good information for everyone, please don’t hesitate to send it to me at

Lake Erie Landlord Association


The Lake Erie Landlord Association, LELA, (founded in 1988), is a non-profit, educational organization providing a means for exchanging land-lording and real estate information. We strive to educate, inform, exchange ideas and improve the status, as well as the financial well being of all housing providers. Our members are known locally as landlords that work to improve the condition of housing for everyone.

The monthly meeting programs consist of prominent speakers in areas of general interest to landlords, property managers and real estate investors. We also provide a platform for open forums to discuss issues our members are facing in the field, and tons of networking opportunities. Monthly meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. We meet at Miraldi Hall @ Heritage Presbyterian Church, 515 Leavitt Rd Amherst, OH 44001.  

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LELA Vendor Spotlight


Brian Barnes
Branch Manager, Dollar Bank Avon Office

At Dollar Bank, we understand that your company is much more than a professional endeavor. It’s your passion, your motivation — and the means by which you’re making all your other dreams come true.  Why go it alone when you can have a dedicated business banking team on your side?  We want you to feel confident in your financial decisions and enthusiastic about the future of your business.  Let us provide the right tools, backed by personal service, to meet your company’s financial goals.

Brian has been serving Dollar Bank customers for over 15 years.  He grew up in Lorain County, is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and has earned his Advanced School of Banking certificate.  He’s active in the community volunteering with Lakewood Alive and Habitat for Humanity of Lorain County.  He enjoys cheering on all Cleveland sports teams, playing sand volleyball, and spending time on Lake Erie in the summers.

Dollar Bank, 1297 Center Rd, Avon, OH 44011
440.937.3100 |

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LELA Event Calendar


LELA Zoom Workshop – Ben and Dina Lynch – Rental automation-August 2020 @ your couch
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Getting Automated – Ben and Dina Lynch, RentMindMe

Teaching automation of your rentals during these difficult times. Learn how technology can help you with the challenges of social distancing.

Members watch your email the day before for your invitation. Guests, all you need to do is call the office and have your email address added to our list to send that day!

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