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Archive of: Rental Agreements

Revised Wisconsin Legal Blank Forms Will Be Available on Monday, February 17th

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

As I hope most of you are aware, Wisconsin passed a new law that will great affect landlord-tenant law - Act 76.  Whenever the law is changed, there is usually a need to revise and/or update your rental documents to comply with the law.  That is definitely the case with the changes from Act 76.As such, I have had to update many of the rental documents that are sold at ...

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So Are Illegal Provisions In Wisconsin Residential Rental Agreements Severable Or Not?

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, Rental Agreements, Rental Documents, Act 143 (Landlord's Omnibus Law) / Comments

  SHORT ANSWER:  Yes . . . and No.LONG ANSWER:   The newly passed law referred to as the Landlord's Omnibus Law (Act 143) adresses this issue but provides contradictory answers.In newly created sec. 704.02 of the Wisconsin Statutes, the law states quite clearly that the provisions of a rental agreement or lease are severable.  Specifically, it states that if any ...

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Newly revised Landlord-Tenant Law Forms Available at Wisconsin Legal Blank on April 2 and April 3, 2012.

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Notices, Rental Agreements, Rental Documents, Act 143 (Landlord's Omnibus Law) / Comments

Wisconsin's Landlord Omnibus Law (Act 143) went into effect today - April 1, 2012.  As a result of the new law it was necessary for me to update many of the landlord-tenant law forms that are sold at Wisconisn Legal Blank. As of Monday, April 2, 2012, the following revised forms will be available:1.   Residential Rental Agreement  (Form #19)-  Added language required in order for landlord to be able ...

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New Rental Agreement for Self-Service Storage Units Now Available at Wisconsin Legal Blank

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Rental Agreements, Rental Documents, Self-Service Storage Units / Comments

I have recently drafted a Self-Service Storage Unit Rental Agreement that is now available and being sold at Wisconsin Legal Blank Co., Inc.  Additionally I have drafted two seperate default notices that should be sent to the tenant who has breached the rental agreement for the self-service storage unit.  The two default notices contain differernt language as required per Wisconsin's new law regarding self-service storage facilities and units.Self-service storage facilities ...

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TIME TO REVIEW YOUR RENTAL DOCUMENTS

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Rental Agreements, Rental Documents / Comments

With the new year already upon us, I encourage all property owners and managers to spend some time reviewing their current rental documents so that any needed changes can be made before accepting new applicants.  Below are some questions and ideas that may assist you in your review.Is the rent amount that you are charging your current tenants in line with the what other similar properties are being rented for ...

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