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Benefits to the Community

This program benefits the community in many ways. Increased cooperation among property owners, law enforcement agencies, neighborhood leaders and community advocates can lead to:

  • Less crime and disorder.
  • Safer neighborhoods.
  • More involvement from property owners and businesses in neighborhood issues.
  • Improved relationship between landlords, tenants and neighbors.
  • Improved property values.

By encouraging landlords to attend this training, you could help to improve your neighborhood. To learn how you can help to encourage landlords from your neighborhood, please contact us at 839-4975 or email Brian Schneider.

To review a list of Certified Eau Claire Landlords visit the CELP Directory.

Benefits for Landlords

Property owners and property managers can benefit greatly by becoming a Certified Landlord.

  • Prevent illegal activity on your property.
  • Learn how to resolve differences with tenants and/or neighbors of your properties.
  • Learn how to minimize your risk of becoming a victim of crime.
  • Applicant screening leads to a more stabile, more satisfied tenant base.
  • Lower maintenance and repair costs.
  • Increased demand for rental units.
  • Improved personal safety for you, your employees, your tenants and neighbors.
  • Peace of mind that comes from spending less time on crisis resolution and more time on routine managements.
  • Improved property values.
  • Improved relationship with tenants, neighbors and the community.

By becoming a Certified Landlord you will:

  • Receive 6 hours of intensive training.
  • Receive a Certificate of Completion that you can display in your rental office.
  • Receive a reference manual outlining all of the issues covered in the course.
  • Be able to advertise your rental units using the Certified Landlord logo, which will improve the demand for your services.
  • Have your rental business listed in the CELP Directory.


Benefits for Tenants

Tenants can benefit from this program without actually attending the course themselves. By encouraging landlords to attend the course, tenants can achieve:

  • A safer place to live.
  • Better living conditions.
  • Having a responsible landlord that deals with routine management of their property.
  • Improved relationship with landlord, neighbors and the community.

How to encourage landlords to attend the training course:

  • Ask your present landlord if they have attended the training. If not, encourage them to attend.
  • When looking for a different place to live, seek out Certified Landlords. For a list of Certified Eau Claire Landlords visit the CELP Directory.
  • During your search tell landlords that you prefer to rent from Certified Landlords. Tell them about our web site, so they can make arrangements to attend.
  • When speaking to a Certified Landlord, let them know that you located them through the CELP Directory or that you chose to rent from them because they are a Certified Landlord.

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Student Senate is sponsoring their annual "House Day" on February 3, 2004 at Davies Center. This is a great opportunity to meet with landlords and learn about properties for rent. For more information visit:

There is also information available from the state regarding landlord/tenant issues. If you would like more information about tenant's "rights and responsibilities" contact:

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Eau Claire Hotline: (715) 839-3848
State Hotline: (800) 422-7128