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:

September 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm

 New Eviction Option by the Racine County Sheriff's Department



Harbor Lite Yacht Club

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

More on meetings

Legislative News:

Legislative News Page.

Act 76, has amended sec. 799.45 Wis. Stats., and created new options for a landlord to dispose of a tenant’s abandoned personal property, as well as clarified some of the provisions of the previously writen laws.  


You don't want to miss the 2014 Tradeshow!


September 19th 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM


The Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin will be hosting the 2014 tradeshow at The Expo Center in Potawatomi.

With more space and more vendors, the show is once again free - register today!

  • Show opens at 9am visit vendors for a chance to win raffle prizes - drawing at 2:45pm
  • Educational Seminars begin at 9:30am - schedule below
  • Snacks all day, complimentary soft drinks and a cash bar
  • Lunch for just $5 in advance - select appropriate ticket when registering
  • Free parking in attached structure
  • Bonus Fire Keeper Club Dollars from Potawatomi
  • Free attendance is based on pre-registration before September 12th - don't wait to register!


Register here


Educational Seminar Schedule


9:30 am

Active Listening - Shrin Kestin, an attorney and mediator, talks about what people are saying vs what you're hearing.

Fair Housing - Margarit Bowitz will provide an overview and answer questions


11:00 am

Maintenance Panel - Giertsen, Ogden, Orkin and ABC Sewer will provide tips and answer questions to help keep your properties in top shape

Legal Update - Wondering how things are going with Act76 now in force? Tristan Pettit will explain towing, evictions, and all the other highlights plus what's on the horizon


1:30 pm

Bed Bug Demonstration and Update - Batzner's dog will be out to strut her stuff while her humans provide updates on trends and concerns.

Advertising Panel - All the dot-coms will be available to talk about what's working, what's trending and what you should be doing to make sure your properties are at desired occupancy.


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.