I am really excited about this Saturday’s AASEW Landlord Boot Camp. Why you ask? Well let me tell you.
Just last week the Senate in Madison passed SB 179 which is a very large and sweeping revision to much of landlord-tenant law in Wisconsin. This bill not only cleans up the unintended consequences of last years Act 143, it also makes some major changes such as:
- Applies the new streamlined abandoned property law to evictions
- Allows the towing of vehicles on private property without the need for a citation to be issued first
- Prevents municipalities from requiring landlords to distribute information or report information to the government that is not required by state or federal law
- Allows non-lawyers to appear in court to represent their LLC’s in eviction and other small claims actions
- It speeds up the eviction process – requiring the court to hear and complete an eviction trial within 20 days of the return date
- Allows property management companies or another agent of the owner to file evictions on behalf of their clients/owners
- Clears up the confusion regarding evicting a tenant that was involved in criminal activity
This bill has not yet been signed into law, but barring a veto from Governor Walker — which is not anticipated — it will become law very soon. SB 179 will help landlords and good law-abiding tenants alike.
So the reason I am so excited about this Saturday’s Boot Camp is because it will be the 1st opportunity I have to teach landlords and property managers about the new changes.
SB 179 is a very comprehensive law. I just completed my outline this past weekend and boy there is a lot of information to cover.
If you are interested in learning about this new bill as well as the 7 other large topics that I will be teaching (including: the judicial eviction process, causes for eviction, security deposit issues, screening applicants, rental documents and much much more) at this Fall’s Boot Camp — please go to www.landlordbootcamp2013.com and sign up as there are still a few spots left!
I hope to see many of you there.