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Business Journal Article Addresses Fallout of the City's RRI Ordinance To Date

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in DNS, City of Milwaukee, Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) Program / Mandatory Rental I / Comments

I was recently interviewed by Business Journal reporter Sean Ryan regarding the fallout of the dismissal of three landlords' lawsuit against the City of Milwaukee regarding the unconstitutionality of its Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) program.  My most recent post on the subject can be read here.On October 1, 2010, The Business Journal published  its article entitled "Judge Upholds Milwaukee Home Inspection Program.  Reporter Sean Ryan spoke with the ...

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DNS Has Started To Implement The New Residential Rental Certificate Program

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, DNS, Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) Program / Mandatory Rental I / Comments

As many of you know the City of Milwaukee's new Residential Rental Certificate Program ordinance went into effect January 1, 2010. It is my understanding that the letter notices, along with a date for the inspection of your rental unit/s, the application, were all mailed out to affected landlords during the week of Dec. 28th -- so those of you in the two designated areas should have received your mailing by now - Merry Christmas.In anticipation ...

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MILWAUKEE'S RESIDENTIAL RENTAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM VOTE PUSHED BACK 1 CYCLE

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in AASEW, Legislation, DNS, City of Milwaukee, Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) Program / Mandatory Rental I / Comments

The Common Council did not vote on the passing of the city's proposed Residential Rental Certificate Program earlier today as was planned.  Instead the Comon Council voted 9-5 to hold the proposed ordinance for 1 cycle (1 month) for further review. The proposed ordinance, which would require all rental property owners in the UWM-area and Lindsay Heights neighborhood on the north side of Milwaukee to pay an $85 fee per unit fee ...

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City of Milwaukee's "Residential Rental Certificate Program" Is Unveiled

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, DNS, City of Milwaukee, Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) Program / Mandatory Rental I / Comments

Well I have finally been able to get my hands on a preliminary copy of the city of Milwaukee's proposed mandatory rental inspection ordinance.  The ordinance is sponsored by Alderman Kovac, Wade, Davis and Hines.  The ordinance refers to the proposed program as a "Residential Rental Certificate" program.  The program is really just a variation on "landlord licensing" and mandatorty rental inspection programs.  I would encourage you to read the

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UPDATE ON MILWAUKEE'S PROPOSED MANDATORY RENTAL UNIT INSPECTION PROGRAM

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, DNS, City of Milwaukee, Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) Program / Mandatory Rental I / Comments

A friend of mine was at a meeting this morning with the City of Milwaukee's Budget Director and learned some more information on the City's proposed mandatory rental unit inspection program.First, the proposed ordinance is in the final stages of drafting and will be released in the near future.Second, it will be a 5 year pilot program in the UWM area only.Third, there will be a fee of $40 per ...

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Why Milwaukee's Mandatory Rental Inspection Program (a.k.a. "Landlord Licensing") Is Not Needed and Is A Bad Idea.

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in DNS, City of Milwaukee, Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) Program / Mandatory Rental I / Comments

Here are a few of the reasons why the City of Milwaukee's soon-to-be proposed ordinance requiring mandatory rental inspections  (a.k.a. "Landlord Licensing") should not be passed.For more background information on this proposed new ordinance please read my earlier post entitled " Milwaukee To Propose Landlord Licensing and Mandatory Interior Inspections of Rental Property."  There Are Better Ways To Spend Milwaukee’s Limited Money - The ...

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Milwaukee to Propose Landlord Licensing and Mandatory Interior Inspections of Rental Property

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in AASEW, DNS, Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) Program / Mandatory Rental I / Comments

The city of Milwaukee is planning on introducing a new ordinance that will require rental property owners in certain parts of the city to license their rental properties and submit to mandatory interior inspections by the Department of Neighborhood Services (DNS).Many of the AASEW board members have been having regular monthly meetings with the new DNS Commissioner Art Dahlberg.  During a recent meeting Mr. Dahlberg informed us that in ...

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