2020 REDBOOK Seminars

Join Attorney Bill Warren, Warren Law Firm, for the must-attend seminar of 2020!

ALL DAY SESSION (no 1/2 day session available)

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • $234.00 ($374.00 with Redbook purchase)
  • non-member price for full day seminar: $354 (Redbooks are not available for purchase to non-members.)
  • Lunch is included.
  • This legal seminar is geared to all levels of the industry. Recommended for on-site personnel or those with fewer than three years experience in Texas.​


  • August 25 (South): TCEA Conference Center, 3100 Alvin DeVane Blvd., Building B, Austin, TX 78741
  • August 27 (North): The Commons at J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78758​

​Sharpen your knowledge of your legal rights and responsibilities as a rental housing owner or manager by participating in one of the REDBOOK seminars being offered by AAA in Austin in 2020.

The in-person "Multi-Family Rental Housing Legal Seminars" are once again being offered in a full-day intensive seminar covering legal, leasing and liability issues from the perspective of onsite apartment managers, assistant managers and leasing agents.

Seminars emphasize changes in management practices required by new laws passed during the last legislative session and updates on key regulatory issues that affect property management. Full of videos and other tools, the 2020 REDBOOK seminar delivers the quality legal instruction you expect from TAA in a totally new way, with case studies and exercises to help you learn how to apply the law to your job.

​Seminar participants can earn up to five hours of MCE (Mandatory Continuing Education) credits from the Texas Real Estate Commission and up to five hours of NAA continuing education credits. Some seminars sponsored exclusively by local associations may not offer all forms of continuing education credits.

The 2020 REDBOOK Seminar includes

  1. Application
    a. Credit and screening/FCRA
    b. Criminal history screening
    c. Synthetic fraud

  2. Lease
    a. Fees
    b. Renters insurance
    c. Utilities

  3. Resident Life & Management Issues
    a. Fair housing
    b. Parking & towing
    c. Human Trafficking and other crime watch info
    d. Guns
    e. Entry, Repairs, Habitability
    f. Natural disasters & other catastrophes

  4. Ending the Lease
    a. Death of a sole resident
    b. Family Violence Lease Termination
    c. Advance notice to move out
    d. Security deposit refunds

  5. Evictions and Remedies
    a. Eviction alternatives
    b. Notices to Vacate

  6. Business Practices
    a. Data privacy
    b. Credit card surcharges
    c. Workplace safety
    d. Sales tax

  7. Physical Plant Issues and Operations
    a. Mold
    b. Home automation requests

  8. Leases and Addenda
    a. Changes to the Rental Application & Lease
    b. New/revised forms

  9. Specialized housing
    a. Student Lease
    b. Affordable Housing
    c. Military Housing
    d. Census Briefing
    e. REDBOOK Online features

Outline is subject to change


  • August 25 (South): TCEA Conference Center, 3100 Alvin DeVane Blvd., Building B, Austin, TX 78741
  • August 27 (North): The Commons at J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet Rd., Austin, TX 78758

Continuing Education Credits

You must be present for your entire session. Five TREC/MCE & NAA/CEC credits given for the All Day Session. You must bring your real estate license number for MCE credits. Course offered under TAA’s providership.

  • Course Name and Number: Apartment & Rental Housing Legal Seminar -- 38665
  • Provider: Texas Apartment Association (TAA) -- 0087
  • Full-Day Session: Course is approved for 5 MCEs


You must submit your cancellation in writing. For the August 25 seminar, cancel by 5:00 p.m., August 18. For the August 27 seminar, cancel by 5:00 p.m., August 20.

​About the Speaker

BILL WARREN is an Austin lawyer, and a Member of the Austin Apartment Association, whose practice areas include landlord-tenant, housing discrimination defense, collections, litigation in all courts, employment, consumer protection, lease and contract drafting and negotiations. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and is a Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas.

Not eligible for ACE pricing