Ohio Real Estate Investors Association

OREIA

 

OREIA's 2017 Leadership Training:
Was Inspiring!
We're Now Equipped!
Our Groups Are On The Move!
Guaranteed.
Click HERE to access the training worksheets and HERE to access the Traction organizer for your group.

     OREIA's annual association leader training is nationally famous for its uniquely no-B.S., results-focused, super-inexpensive education for group leaders and owners.

     This year, we've outdone ourselves and the attendees were given the tools and practice to have their groups ACTUALLY REACHING YOUR GROUP'S GOALS in 2017.

     



Political Action Committee (PAC) Update

 

Please email your comments on this proposed legislation to Dan Acton from the Ohio REIA 
Political Action Committee (PAC) at

 

ActonCompany@aol.com. He will compile information from landlords across the state to present to Representative Gonzales.

To:      All House Members

From:  Representative Anne Gonzales

Date:   January 26, 2017

Re:      Co-Sponsorship Request: Terminate lease for tenant seeking inpatient treatment

 

I will soon be introducing legislation which will allow a tenant seeking inpatient treatment for substance abuse to terminate their lease.

 

A constituent has a daughter who is entering a rehab facility out of state for six months. The parent called the daughters landlord to get her out of the lease so they did not have to worry about the financial burden of paying for rehab and rent. The request was denied. This legislation will address this issue, and make sure people are not deterred from inpatient treatment due to a financial burden.

 

The tenant has to give notice to the landlord and provide evidence that the individual is seeking treatment for substance abuse. The evidence would be written documentation from a medical professional or substance abuse professional stating that the tenant is seeking inpatient treatment.

 

Please consider co-sponsoring this bill and help ensure that people are able to fight their addiction.  If you have any questions or would like to co-sponsor this bill, please contact Adam Landefeld in Representative Gonzales' office at 614-466-4847 or adam.landefeld@ohiohouse.gov by Noon-Friday, February 3rd, 2017.

 

OREIA is PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS NEWEST AFFILIATE  GROUP
PROPERTY INVESTOR'S NETWORK 
OF TOLEDO

Injunction Issued on Department of Labor Overtime Rule

 

On Nov. 22, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued a nationwide injunction prohibiting the Department of Labor’s (DOL) controversial overtime rule from going into effect as scheduled on Dec. 1, 2016. (See Ruling HERE) The rule would have doubled the salary threshold (to $47,476) under which non-exempted workers are guaranteed time-and-a-half pay if they work more than 40 hours in a given week. The rule would have also indexed the threshold to inflation, every three years starting in 2020.

While there is relief in knowing the regulation will not be in effect on Dec. 1, DOL will likely appeal the decision. If DOL prevails on appeal and the rule goes into effect, employers may face legal challenges by employees seeking past due overtime pay. Therefore, employers are encouraged to speak with their legal counsel to determine whether to implement their existing plans to comply with DOL’s overtime rule despite this injunctive ruling or whether to wait for a final outcome by the courts. Given the shift in administration and the expressed interest in repealing the rule, it is possible that the scheduled threshold salary increases may never occur.

This injunction was the result of petitions brought by 21 state attorney generals and a business coalition that argued that the salary threshold was too high and that DOL exceeded its statutory authority by automatically indexing the threshold to inflation. In issuing the injunction, striking down the rule and the automatic updating mechanism, the court held DOL exceeded its delegated authority with its interpretation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and was not entitled to deference, as the statute was not ambiguous. By implementing a minimum salary requirement for employees and supplanting the existing employees’ duties test, DOL’s rule directly conflicts with the intent of the FLSA and Congress. According to the decision, the overtime rule would have resulted in approximately 4.2 million workers becoming eligible for overtime pay without a change to their duties that might qualify them for an exemption.

 

News in the Helen Grybosky
“Make Fair Housing Fair” Case

 

A judge in Ashtabula County, Ohio has ruled in the Helen Grybosky case, a lawsuit filed to try to eliminate unfair “damages” in cases where landlords are ‘tested’ by people not actually seeking housing.

 The ruling was mixed as you can see from the court document.(see the full ruling HERE).  Ms. Grybosky has appealed to the Ohio Appeals Court. Get an explanation of the issues of the case and how the affect all landlords HERE.

 

OREIA continues to support Ms. Grybosky with contributions to her legal defense, having raised over $5,000 at the 2016 annual Summit. We’ll keep you apprised of the case as it proceeds.


Legislation Matters: Sexual Orientation
 May Become a Protected Class in Ohio
If a proposed house bill passes, sexual orientation may join military status and ancestry as a protected class in Ohio. Read all about it here

 

FINALLY, Seller Financing Could Get Easier...

  Since 2014, OREIA has been working with the Seller Finance Coalition to support an amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act that would make it easier for Ohioans to legally offer seller financing to home owners. That bill has finally been introduced, BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GET IT PASSED. Read all about it here.

"Point of Sale" Inspections are
Unconstitutional in Ohio

 OREIA continues to work on behalf of the rights of all Ohio property owners, and today is proud to announce a major step toward ending unconstitutional inspections for all Ohioans.

  1851 Center for Constitutional Law, in partnership with OREIA, moved in Federal Court to enjoin Ohio cities from enforcing "pre-sale" and "point of sale" inspections. Read all about it here: https://oreia.com/Page.aspx?ID=Legislative-Updates.

Support OREIA's ongoing legislative, legal, and educational activities by joining HERE

 

Legislation Matters.

Ohio continues to push fair housing changes, nuisance property bills, and now, smoke detector bills. Read all about them HERE.

Watch the Webinar About
the Federal Court Decisions
Regarding Mandatory Inspections
(and what our next step are)

   Here's the link you've been waiting for:

 Federal Court Agrees:
Mandatory Rental Inspections
are Unconstitutional!

   In a precedent-setting win for personal freedom and for landlords, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has found mandatory rental inspections unconstitutional under the 4th amendment.

  In Baker v. the City of Portsmouth, the court ruled that:

   "the Court finds that the Portsmouth [Ohio Rental Dwelling Code] violates the Fourth Amendment insofar as it authorizes warrantless administrative inspections. It is undisputed that the RDC affords no warrant procedure or other mechanism for precompliance review. As in the above cases, the owners and/or tenants of rental properties in Portsmouth are thus faced with the choice of consenting to the warrantless inspection or facing criminal charges, a result the Supreme Court has expressly disavowed under the Fourth Amendment"

    The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law (www.OhioConstitution.org, an OREIA-supported public interest law firm), filed the case on behalf of several Portsmouth landlords who claimed that their constitutional rights, and those of their tenants, were being violated by "mandatory rental inspections" forced upon owners and occupants of rentals by the city.

    The court also ruled that the City of Portsmouth is not entitled to sovereign immunity against restitution in this case--in other words, that landlords who paid the fees for these unconstitutional inspections are entitled to seek, and get, refunds for what they paid.

   This decision is an extraordinary win for Ohio landlords, and, OREIA hopes, the beginning of the end of intrusive, unjust, and unconstitutional rental inspections throughout United States.

   Read the entire ruling here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/283272619/035-Order-on-MSJ#scribd

   OREIA will keep members and member associations informed as more information about this case become available.

Action Alert:
New "Meth Lab Remediation Bill"
is Unfair, Could Cost You BIG

     Senate Bill 113, the "Meth Lab Remediation Bill", puts the cost of remediating meth labs squarely on the backs of landlords--who are VICTIMS, not PERPETRATORS. Click HERE to find out how to stop this bill--5 minutes of your time could stop this costly and unfair legislation!

 

Update on the "Helen Gryboski
Fairness in Fair Housing Act"

 

The 2015 Ohio Legislature is in full swing now, and with it, The Helen Grybosky Fairness and Fair Housing Act is back on the table as Senate Bill 134.

OREIA members from across the state join Sen. Seitz in supporting legislation that maintains prosecution of legitimate discrimination claims but also protects property owners from paying outrageous fines and expensive attorney fees in cases that are blatantly unfair.

No American should be denied housing because of his or her membership in a protected class. At the same time, the fair housing system must be fair to all, including those who expend enormous amounts of time, energy, and money providing the housing. Under current Ohio law, the system is unfair. That’s why OREIA supports SB 134; it is a law that brings some sanity back to Ohio’s fair housing system.

You can read a summary of the bill and track changes here: https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA131-SB-134

Opponents of this bill, which brings Ohio law closer to Federal fair housing law and removes some of the incentives for Fair Housing Organizations to "bounty hunt", have flooded the press with incorrect propaganda about what the law actually does. To join other Ohio Housing Providers in support of SB 134, get a free account by registering on this site, and we'll let you know who to contact in support and when.

 

 

 

In late October, Dan Acton, a member of Butler County Investment Property Owner's Association (IPOA) and experienced real estate investor, was hired on as OREIA's new legislative director. Dan continues to work with OREIA's lobbyist, Governmental Policy Group, and to set and work on legislative goals for OREIA and its local associations.

The 2015 plan for OREIA's legislative activities includes: (continue reading here: //oreia.com/Page.aspx?ID=Legislative-Updates)

 


 

OREIA & Seller Finance Coalition SFC Unite To Change Dodd-Frank Eddie Speed Vena Jones-Cox Matt Keelen from Vena Jones-Cox on 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Akron Canton Real Estate Investors Association, Inc.
The Wild, Wonderful, Women of Real Estate Present: Molding The Millionaire Mind
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM
Real Estate Investors Association of Greater Cincinnati
Molding the Millionaire Mind
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM
Central Ohio Real Estate Entrepreneurs
Wild, Wonderful Women of Real Estate present: The Millionaire Mind
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM
Central Ohio Real Estate Entrepreneurs
Main Meeting: Vendor Night 2017
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM
OREIA
Central Ohio Real Estate Entrepreneurs monthly meeting
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
OREIA
**CANCELLED** Central Ohio Real Estate Entrepreneurs monthly meeting
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
OREIA
Greater Dayton REIA semi-monthly meeting
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Greater Dayton Real Estate Investors Association
General Meeting: Appraisals
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
OREIA
Cincinnati REIA semi-monthly meeting
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Real Estate Investors Association of Greater Cincinnati
General Membership Meeting
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Mahoning Valley Real Estate Investors Association
Mahoning Valley REIA Monthly Meeting - Jeffery Taylor from Mr. Landlord!
Monday, May 08, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM
OREIA
Mahoning Valley REIA monthly meeting
Monday, May 08, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
OREIA
Ashtabula REIA monthly meeting
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
OREIA
Greater Cleveland REIA Montly Meeting
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Greater Cleveland REIA, LLC
GCREIA Main Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Akron Canton Real Estate Investors Association, Inc.
LARRY GOINS: FILTHY RICHES
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
OREIA
Akron/Canton REIA Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
IPOA of Butler County
A Discussion on Ethics
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
OREIA
Butler County IPOA meeting
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Real Estate Investors Association of Greater Cincinnati
Fast Track to Cash - Columbus
Friday, May 12, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Central Ohio Real Estate Entrepreneurs
Columbus: The FastTrack to Cash with Ron LeGrand
Friday, May 12, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Real Estate Investors Association of Greater Cincinnati
PWC Repair Affair
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM
Real Estate Investors Association of Greater Cincinnati
Fast Track to Cash - Cincinnati
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Central Ohio Real Estate Entrepreneurs
Cincinnati: The FastTrack to Cash with Ron LeGrand
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Akron Canton Real Estate Investors Association, Inc.
MR. LANDLORD: HOW TO INCREASE YOUR RENTAL INCOME BY THOUSANDS!!
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Stark County Real Estate Investors Association
Mr. Landlord, Jeffrey Taylor, Presents How to Increase Your Rental Income By Thousands!!!
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Mahoning Valley Real Estate Investors Association
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, May 15, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM
OREIA
Muskingum Area REIA monthly meeting
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Greater Dayton Real Estate Investors Association
General Meeting: Mock Trial
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Real Estate Investors Association of Greater Cincinnati
Investor Solutions Showcase 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
OREIA
Cincinnati REIA 2nd monthly meeting
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Greater Dayton Real Estate Investors Association
Rehab Workshop and Bus Tour
Friday, May 19, 2017
Time: 6:00 AM
Greater Dayton Real Estate Investors Association
Rehab Workshop and Bus Tour
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
OREIA
OREIA BI-Monthly Board Meeting
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Real Estate Investors Association of Greater Cincinnati
General Membership Meeting
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Central Ohio Real Estate Entrepreneurs
Main Meeting:
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM
OREIA
Central Ohio Real Estate Entrepreneurs monthly meeting
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
OREIA
Central Ohio Real Estate Entrepreneurs monthly meeting
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Greater Dayton Real Estate Investors Association
General Meeting: Filthy Richs
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
IPOA of Butler County
Main Monthly Meeting
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
OREIA
Butler County IPOA meeting
Thursday, June 08, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Real Estate Investors Association of Greater Cincinnati
How to Build a 6 Figure Wholesaling Business
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Central Ohio Real Estate Entrepreneurs
Cincinnati: How to Build A 6-Figure Wholesaling Business
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Stark County Real Estate Investors Association
Quit Your Job and Earn Big Money in Real Estate... Is It True?
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Mahoning Valley Real Estate Investors Association
Mahoning Valley REIA Monthly Meeting
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM
OREIA
Mahoning Valley REIA monthly meeting
Monday, June 12, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
OREIA
Greater Cleveland REIA Montly Meeting
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
OREIA
Ashtabula REIA monthly meeting
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Greater Cleveland REIA, LLC
GCREIA Main Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM