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Archive of: Landlord-Tenant Law

AASEW Meeting: Come Learn About The New Landlord-Tenant Law (Act 76) on Feb. 17th

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in AASEW, Legislation, Act 76 (SB 179) / Comments

As many of you know I have been blogging over the past month or so about aspects of the new Landlord-Tenant law that goes into effect on March 1, 2014.  Well, I will continue to blog about the new law in the future, but if you would prefer to learn all about Act 76 in its entirety you should plan on coming to the next AASEW monthly meeting on Monday, ...

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ACT 76 - Wisconsin's New Landlord-Tenant Law - Part 3: Speeding Up the Eviction Process

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, Evictions, City of Milwaukee, City of Madison, Act 76 (SB 179) / Comments

Several of the provisions of Wisconsin's New Landlord-Tenant law, Act 76 (SB 179), were created or amended to speed up the eviction process.  Evictions are supposed to be summary proceedings and per the Wisconsin Supreme Court (Scalzo v. Anderson, 87 Wis. 2d 834 (1979)) there are very limited number of issues permissible in an evictions action.  Nonetheless, tenants were finding ways to delay the process.  Hopefully Act 76 will resolve much of ...

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Governor Walker Signed 2013 Wisconsin Act 76 (SB 179) Into Law Today

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, State of Wisconsin, Act 76 (SB 179) / Comments

 2013 Wisconsin Act 76 (SB 179) was signed into law today, December 12, 2013, by Governor Scott Walker in his office at the Capital building.Many people attended the signing, including myself.  It was the first law signing that I have ever attended and was very intersting.  I was able to get a ...

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ACT 76 - Wisconsin's New Landlord-Tenant Law - Part 2: Restrictions on Local Ordinances

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, City of Milwaukee, Residential Rental Inspection (RRI) Program / Mandatory Rental I, City of Madison, Act 76 (SB 179) / Comments

As I mentioned in Part 1, the soon to be new law contains new provisions as well as some corrective provisions (which will correct unintended consequences from last year's new law Act 143).  In this blog post I will talk about one of the new provisions of the law which will restrict a local municipality from creating and/or enforcing certain local ordinances.The new law will creates sec. 66.0104(2)(c) and (d), Wis. ...

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East Side Landlord "Think Small" Seminar Event on March 13th

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Screening Tenants, Seminars, Act 143 (Landlord's Omnibus Law) / Comments

Make plans to attend the fourth East Side Landlord Think Small event hosted by UWM! This event is free and open to all interested landlords, with a special focus on Milwaukee's East Side.This spring's event promises to be very engaging with featured presenter Attorney Tristan Pettit, who focuses his practice on representing landlords and management companies in landlord-tenant law matters.Topics will include screening potential tenants and recent updates to landlord-tenant laws ...

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5th Annual Landlord Boot Camp Is Just Around the Corner - February 23, 2013 - Register now.

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in AASEW, Seminars / Comments

 Landlording can be pretty complex, with a seemingly never ending myriad of paperwork, rules, landlord-tenant laws and simple mistakes that can cost you thousands.The Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin's Fifth “Landlord Boot Camp” can help you navigate these treacherous waters and learn how to run your properties with greater profit and less hassles.Who:  Taught by Attorney Tristan Pettit, who drafts the landlord tenant forms ...

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Joint Legislative Council Gives Clarification To Wisconsin's New Landlord's Omnibus Law

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in ATCP 134, AASEW, Legislation, Act 143 (Landlord's Omnibus Law) / Comments

You will recall from my earlier post that I had some concerns about the new Landlord's Omnibus Law (Act 134).  One of my main concerns was that it was unclear from the wording of Act 143 whether or not a violation of chapter 704 would give rise to a claim by a tenant that would entitle the tenant to double damages and attorney's fees if successful.The portion of ...

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Don't Miss Landlord Boot Camp on February 26th!

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in AASEW, Seminars / Comments

The Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin's (AASEW) will be offering its third annual Landlord Boot Camp on Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.  Learn everything that you need to know about Landlord-Tenant law in Wisconsin at this all-day seminar.Yours truly will be the presenter and I will be addressing the following topics: - Screening Rental Applicants- Written Screening Criteria- Fair Housing (Discrimination) law- Rental Documents (Rental Agreements, Nonstandard ...

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Landlord Boot Camp - Saturday, February 26, 2011

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in AASEW, Seminars / Comments

The Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin's (AASEW) will be offering its third annual Landlord Boot Camp on Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.  Learn everything that you need to know about Landlord-Tenant law in Wisconsin at this all-day seminar.Yours truly will be the presenter and I will be addressing the following topics: - Screening Rental Applicants- Written Screening Criteria- Fair Housing (Discrimination) law- Rental Documents (Rental Agreements, Nonstandard ...

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Upcoming Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar on Nov. 3rd.

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Seminars / Comments

I will be co-presenting a landlord-tenant law seminar for Sterling Education Services (S.E.S.) on Wednesday, November 3, 2010.The seminar is entitled "8th Annual Landlord-Tenant Law Update" and will run from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Registration will open at 8 am.  The seminar will be held at The Residence Inn Downtown which is located at 648 N. Plankinton Avenue in Milwaukee.I will be speaking on three main ...

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