“Working together to provide quality housing for the community.”
3129 25th Street #202
Columbus, Indiana 47203
Phone 812-376-3500

President- Brad Grayson gmoffice@comcast.net
Treasurer- Cathy Grayson gmoffice2@comcast.net

CLICK HERE to print a membership form
CLICK HERE to become a BCLA member or pay your membership fee online
CLICK HERE to list your tenants on LandlordFile.com
CLICK HERE for Landlord Q & A Forum

About BCLA:

Bartholomew County Landlord Association is the largest and longest running local organization supplying housing and related information. Our aim is to help landlords and property managers get the information they need to serve the community’s housing needs and protect their investments. BCLA has been actively meeting every month, for many years, to address these issues. Members include private landlords, property managers, realtors, suppliers, attorneys, CPA’s, and others. Your membership is vital as we work with community leaders to address housing concerns.


Doxpop online court records, $5 credit reports, eviction attorney program, guest speakers…

“The hail damage session saved me thousands of dollars!”
“I saved $800 on one project with the BCLA discount.”
“I urge every landlord to get connected to keep up with the changes.”
“We want the input from the Landlord Association” (Local politician)
“I did exactly what was taught and got my deadbeat out FAST!”
“That one tip increased my income by $560 on one house!”


Professional association membership fees are a deductible business expense.


Members are using Doxpop & credit reports more often, catching deadbeats BEFORE they move in!

Renew online here  or mail a check.

Heavy Doxpop users will be contacted about a commercial rate.

New Member / Prospect Orientation:  Following our regular meeting, anyone interested is invited to stay for a short, 30 minute orientation on what BCLA offers and how to take advantage of BCLA resources & discounts – Doxpop online court records, $5 credit reports, eviction attorney program, handbook forms, beginner Q&A


Membership:  $55 per calendar year (deductible business expense), made out to BCLA, and a completed registration form.  New members joining midyear receive a large notebook of forms worth more than the membership fee, full of info geared to Bartholomew County, Doxpop online court records, $6 credit reports, attorney program, discounts on paint and materials, contractor referrals, mailings, and email updates.  New in Oct, Nov, Dec credits the following year.  Family members or legitimate business partners are included in a business’s membership.

Enroll online at www.BartholomewLandlords.com  Heavy Doxpop users may see additional cost.

Monday lunch:  Sirloin Stockade, Hwy 31 next to Kroger (3114 North National Road, Columbus, IN 47201).  Noon, every Monday except holidays.  Come as you are!  No program, just fellowship, swap ideas, help each other, and yak.  Newbies and questions welcome!  Ya gotta eat!

Monthly Meeting:  We meet on the second Saturday of each month, 9-10am, with guest speakers or topical discussions. Please mark your calendars.  Work clothes are OK.  Learn how to protect your RE investment and improve your profit.

NEW Location: Columbus Municipal Airport, Large Meeting Hall.  4470 Ray Boll Blvd, Columbus, IN.  Fly in to Bakalar Or drive north on Central Ave, follow the bend to the right, then left on Ray Boll Blvd.

Breakfast Bar!  Eggs, sausage, pancakes, waffles, French toast, omelets made to order, biscuits&gravy, full fruit and salad bar. Opens at 7:30 am $7.91, Seniors 60+ $7.46

Show your BCLA card for 10% discount.

Lunch/Dinner Bar starts at 11 am with all you can eat steak $10.79, Seniors 60+ $9.89

“Cover Charge”  Drink only (no food) Unlimited Coffee, tea, milk, soda, orange juice $2.09

Yes, you must at least purchase a drink so we get the room!

It was a $1 at the airport so now it’s $2.09 with unlimited drinks! Such a deal!

PLEASE: Come early or stay late to eat.  No up&down during the meeting.

Under new management with better service and better food.


Online court records ($300/year value)

$5 credit reports, instantly

Eviction attorney program

Learn how to be more profitable

Big discounts from local suppliers

Learn about tax advantages, extra deductions

Connect with local landlords – gain from their experience

Online courthouse / eviction records – Doxpop – $300/year value

Learn about collections, finding skips

Forms notebook developed for our county

Emails with referrals, news, cautions

Strength in numbers: reps on Housing Task Force, etc.

Tenants can get free attorneys. What are you doing to stay ahead of them?

Ignorance of the law is not an excuse. Fair Housing laws, lead based paint laws, building codes, and health codes apply to landlords with 1 or 1,000 units.

Many laws are not logical; some are urban legends. Fines are huge.

Locate contractors

Monthly training

Weekly lunch bunch


Past Programs include:

Eviction Judge


Police Chief


Tax Assessor


State Law Maker

Building Inspector

Prepping a property for renting

Advertising your rental

Showing your rental

Applications – legal questions to ask

Screening applicants

Connecting to the Courthouse computer from your home

Reading credit reports


Basic furnace, air conditioner repair

Dealing with problem tenants

Section 8, HUD


Bookkeeping and taxes made easy – what is deductible and how

Painless Evictions

Small Claims Court procedures

Getting the money after winning in court

Finding skips

Estate planning, asset protection, wills


Visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bartholomewcountylandlordassociation


1. Please go to YOUR Facebook page,

2. SEARCH (at top of your page) Bartholomew County Landlord Association

3. Click on LIKE.