Code of Ethics

Our Commitment to Responsible Real Estate Investing

Lowlands Real Estate Investors Association adheres to a code of ethics in accordance with National Real Estate Investor’s Association.  Lowlands Real Estate Investors Association members are expected to be civic-minded and willing to operate with high standards of honesty and integrity.  It is our duty to conduct ourselves with the highest principles of the free enterprise system.  We strive for Lowlands Real Estate Investors Association to be synonymous with competence and fairness.  As Lowlands Real Estate Investors Association members, we hereby bind ourselves to this code of ethics:

  1. Section 1.

    All members of the Association shall agree to observe and be bound by the following Code of Ethics:

    1. Members shall constantly seek to provide better values, so that people may know and enjoy the benefits of homeownership or rental living.
    2. Members shall at all times contribute their knowledge in providing housing and management to the best interest of those they serve.
    3. Members shall not obtain any business by means of fraudulent statements or by use of implications unwarranted by fact or reasonable probability.
    4. Members shall comply both in spirit and letter with rules and regulations prescribed by law and government agencies for the health, safety, and progress of the community.
    5. Members shall not perform or cause to be performed any act which would tend to reflect on or bring into disrepute any part of the housing provider industry.
    6. Members shall not perform or cause to be performed any act which would tend to reflect on or bring into disrepute the Association.
    7. Members shall conduct their business practices between other members with integrity in an honest manner and shall not conduct any business transaction which would tend to bring disrepute to the Member’s business, the business of another member, to any part of the housing provider industry, or to the Association.
    8. Members acknowledge that the policy of the Association is to support and foster Fair Housing. Members understand that it is illegal to advertise or in any way to discriminate in the rental of a dwelling to a person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. All members pledge to uphold all Fair Housing Laws.

    Section 2.
    All Vendors of the Association shall agree to observe and be bound by the following Code of Ethics:

    1. Vendors shall not obtain any business by means of fraudulent statements or by use of implications unwarranted by fact or reasonable probability.
    2. Vendors shall comply both in spirit and letter with rules and regulations prescribed by law and government agencies for the health, safety, and progress of the community.
    3. Vendors shall not perform or cause to be performed any act which would tend to reflect on or bring into disrepute any part of the housing provider industry.
    4. Vendors shall conduct their business practices with Association members with integrity in an honest manner and shall not conduct any business transaction which would tend to bring disrepute to the Association.
    5. Vendors shall conduct their business practices with Association members with integrity in an honest manner and shall not conduct any business transaction which would tend to bring disrepute to the Member’s business, or the business of another member.
    6. Vendors acknowledge that the policy of the Association is to support and foster Fair Housing. Vendors understand that it is illegal to advertise or in any way to discriminate in the rental of a dwelling to a person because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin. All Vendors pledge to uphold all Fair Housing Laws.

    Code of Ethics (revised April 2014)

By becoming a member of the Lowlands REIA, each member pledges to conduct his/her business in accordance to the guidelines listed above.  Lowlands REIA reserves the right to review the complaint of any other member, property owner, or resident, and at its sole discretion, reserve the right to revoke membership of any member at any time for any reason.

Further, if any allegations of conduct considered detrimental to the purposes and interest of Lowlands Real Estate Investors Association are received in written and signed communication to the management, we will consider the matter.  Should a decision to take further action be made, a furnished copy of said allegation(s) to the accused, who shall be given adequate time to reply.  Thereafter, management shall take such further action as it may deem property and in accordance to this code of ethics.