We were originally organized as “The Enfield Small Property Owners Association”. Our members still are primarily small property owners in the sense that many of us own from 1 to 25 properties, while others of us have expanded into apartment complexes and commercial establishments numbering in the hundreds.
We have banded together for the common good, to maintain and preserve affordable housing, and to promote safe, clean, and decent housing while striving to see that our housing laws also remain fair and equitable to landlord and tenant alike. Our organization disseminates information that helps to educate landlords by keeping them up to date with current and proposed legislation, regulatory changes, and any new municipal housing policies and codes.
Our Association involves itself with these issues in order to help maintain a healthy and stable housing market.
Our monthly meetings create a venue for informal discussion. We regularly host guest speakers who present timely information on landlord-related topics. We also keep our membership informed through the distribution of occasional notices, emails or information packets, and through a private on-line document repository on Google Drive. Our members also benefit from association with our other landlord group affiliations and they receive special discounts from some of our Vendor Sponsors.
Landlords Banding Together
Over the years, the landlord business evolved from almost total freedom in operating rental property to being one of the most highly regulated businesses in the country. Tenant groups and advocates have organized to receive more legal rights and better living conditions. Gradually, however, laws were enacted that protected the tenant, but they often eroded the conscientious landlord's ability to manage their business. This made it more difficult for landlords to operate, often causing unfair hardships, and resulting in undue expense and increasing difficultly for them to make a profit from their investment and efforts. Landlords everywhere are awakening to the need to form similar organizations. As a result ,rental property owners groups have formed from coast to coast.
Come join us:
When: The first Wednesday of every month
· All owners of one or more rental properties in Greater Enfield and the surrounding towns. Others upon prior approval or invitation.
· Come see what we are about and what you can learn from our organization.
Our members own and/or manage properties in:
GELA itself and/or some of our individual members are affiliated with the following organizations:
CCOPO (CT Coalition of Property Owners)
LPA (Landlord Protection Agency)
CTREIA (CT Real Estate Investors Association)
CTPOA (CT Property Owners Association)
RHAGS (Residential Housing Association of Greater Springfield)