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SEMINAR – Business Killers: Avoiding The 6 Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Business and Your Future

As I always mention at the outset of my seminars, landlording is a business.  Many landlords do not understand this and do not treat it as such resulting in many problems.  Most people would not dare to open a restaurant or a cell phone store or any other kind of business without putting together a business plan and learning about the laws and rules regarding their new business — yet new landlords do this all the time to their own detriment.

While this blog is primarily focused on landlord tenant law, occasionally I post about general business matters or mention a upcoming business seminar because such information is still applicable to landlords and management companies, as they are running a business.  Today is one such post.

Atty. Carina Garcia of my law firm, Petrie & Stocking S.C., will be providing a free seminar called “Business Killer: Avoiding the 6 Mistakes That Can Destroy Your Business and Your Future” on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 8 am at the Milwaukee Athletic Club located at 758 N. Broadway in downtown Milwaukee.

There is no cost to attend this seminar and a light breakfast will be served.

If you are interested in learning some best practices about how to run your business and how not to squander all the wealth and time that you have put into your business — whether the business be landlording or something else – than you should attend this seminar.

Pre-registration is required.  You can pre-register by contacting Attorney Garcia directly at (414) 276-2850 or via email at cgarcia@petriestocking.com.  Pre-registration must be completed prior to June 9th.

 

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East Side Landlord “Think Small” Seminar Event on March 13th

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 in Wisconsin.

As always, there will be networking time to share ideas with fellow attendees, Q&A time with the presenter, and light refreshments will be served.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Location: Chapman Hall on the UWM Campus, 2310 E Hartford Ave, Regents Room (2nd Floor)

Time: 4:30pm-6:00pm

Please RSVP to Heather Harbach at harbach@uwm.edu.  Your registration helps us in our planning for this event. Please feel free to share this with other landlords that might find this session interesting! If you have further questions, please contact Heather Harbach, UWM Neighborhood Relations Liaison by e-mail at harbach@uwm.edu or by calling 414-229-4451.

Hope To See You There!

 

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

 

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 for Wisconsin Legal Blank.

Attorney Tristan Pettit has given similar landlord-tenant law seminars to fellow attorneys, landlords, and property manager organizations that charge their members $300-$400.    This is your opportunity to learn all of the same information at a huge discount through the Apartment Association .

When: Saturday, February 23rd 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM —- Registration opens at 7:00 AM

Where: Clarion Hotel 5311 S. Howell Avenue, Milwaukee [Map]

Included: 100 plus page manual to help you put what you learn into practice.

Price:

Early Bird  – Sign up before Feb. 13th, 2013 and save

  • Members           $159
  • Non-Members   $249

Regular Registration after Feb. 13, 2013 but before Feb. 20th, 2013

  • Members           $259
  • Non-Members   $349

Sorry, no registrations accepted after 5 PM Feb. 20th, 2013

Specials: Not a member?  Pay just $1 more and enjoy a full 10 months of AASEW membership.

Wisconsin landlord-tenant laws are constantly changing.  To help keep you up to date we offer prior attendees a $50 discount.

Read prior attendees’ testimonials.

What you will learn at the Apartment Association’s 2013 Landlord Boot camp

Landlord Boot Camp covers everything that you need to know about residential Landlord Tenant law in Wisconsin, as amended by Act 143, including:

  1. How to properly screen prospective tenants.
  2. How to draft written screening criteria to assist you in the selection process.
  3. How to comply with both federal and state Fair Housing laws including how to comply with “reasonable modifications”  and “reasonable accommodations” requests.
  4. How to legally reject an applicant.
  5. What rental documents you should be using and why.
  6. When you should be using a 5-day notice versus a 14-day notice, 28-day notice, or 30-day notice and how to properly serve the notice on your tenant.
  7. Everything you wanted to know (and probably even more than you wanted to know) about the Residential Rental Practices (ATCP 134) and how to avoid having to pay double damages to your tenant for breaching ATCP 134.
  8. When you are legally allowed to enter your tenant’s apartment.
  9. How to properly draft an eviction summons and complaint.
  10. What to do to keep the commissioner from dismissing your eviction suit.
  11. What you can legally deduct from a security deposit.
  12. How to properly draft a security deposit transmittal / 21 day letter.
  13. How to handle pet damage.
  14. What to do with a tenant’s abandoned property and how this may affect whether or not you file an eviction suit.
  15. How to pursue your ex-tenant for damages to your rental property and past due rent (and whether it is even worth it to do so).
  16. An ample question and answer period.  This alone is worth the admission.
    . . .  and much more.

You get all this for less than you would pay for an hour of an attorney’s time.

Last year’s AASEW Landlord Boot Camp was filled to capacity.  So much so we even had to turn a few people away.

You can sign up online at here or call the Association at (414) 276-7378 or email us at  membership@apartmentassoc.org today to reserve your spot.

Remember that “landlording” is a business — so take the time to educate yourself on how to better manage your business and avoid costly errors!

 

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

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 Rental Provisions, Rules & Regulations, Pet Agreements . . .)

- Notices Terminating Tenancy

- Causes for Eviction

- ATCP 134

- Security deposit transmittal letters (“21 day letters”)

- The judicial eviction process

- Abandoned tenant property

- Collections . .. . and much much  more.

You can view a detailed outline of the course here.

Cost to attend the seminar will be $159 for AASEW members and $249 for non-members.  All attendees will receive a manual that includes over 100 pages of outlines, case law, relevant statutes and regulations, and templates to assist you with managing your rental properties.

The seminar will be held at the Clarion Hotel located at 5311 S. Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI  53207.

Last year’s AASEW Landlord Boot Camp was filled to capacity and we even had to turn a few people away.  So call early to reserve your spot.

Here are two comments from attendees at last year’s Boot Camp:

“I really enjoyed the class.  The course materials were very helpful.  The location was very convenient.  I learned a lot about screening and evictions.  I would highly recommend the course.  It should be taught to all landlords.  Thanks” – Lisa Wolff

“We have owned our rental properties for over ten years and in January of 2009 we decided to join the AASEW.  We jumped right in by signing up for the Landlord Boot Camp.  We both learned so much and have had the opportunity to utilize so much of what we learned already.  Tristan is an excellent teacher and the included manual is a wonderful resource.”  – Steve and Kathy Kinnamon, Woodcreek Apartments, LLC.

Remember that “landlording” is a business — so take the time to educate yourself on how to better manage your business.

Contact Paulette Vildberg, Executive Director of AASEW, at (414) 276-7378 or paulette@apartmentassoc.org today to reserve your spot.

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Landlord Boot Camp – Saturday, February 26, 2011

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 Rental Provisions, Rules & Regulations, Pet Agreements . . .)

- Notices Terminating Tenancy

- Causes for Eviction

- ATCP 134

- Security deposit transmittal letters (“21 day letters”)

- The judicial eviction process

- Abandoned tenant property

- Collections . .. . and much much  more.

You can view a detailed outline of the course here.

Cost to attend the seminar will be $159 for AASEW members and $249 for non-members.  All attendess will receive a manual that includes over 100 pages of outlines, case law, relevant statutes and regulations, and templates to assist you with managing your rental properties.

The seminar will be held at the Clarion Hotel located at 5311 S. Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI  53207.

Last year’s AASEW Landlord Boot Camp was filled to capacity and we even had to turn a few people away.  Don’t let that happen to you! 

Here are two comments from attendees at last year’s Boot Camp:

“I really enjoyed the class.  The course materials were very helpful.  The location was very convenient.  I learned a lot about screening and evictions.  I would highly recommend the course.  It should be taught to all landlords.  Thanks” – Lisa Wolff

“We have owned our rental properties for over ten years and in January of 2009 we decided to join the AASEW.  We jumped right in by signing up for the Landlord Boot Camp.  We both learned so much and have had the opportunity to utilize so much of what we learned already.  Tristan is an excellent teacher and the included manual is a wonderful resource.”  – Steve and Kathy Kinnamon, Woodcreek Apartments, LLC.

Landlording is a business — take the time to educate yourself on how to better manage your business.

Contact Paulette Vildberg, Executive Director of AASEW, at (414) 276-7378 or paulette@apartmentassoc.org today to reserve your spot.

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

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 topics:

1.   Screening & Qualifying Prospective Tenants

2.   Rental Documents

3.   The Judicial Eviction Process

Other topics that will be covered by my co-presenters include:

- Terminating a Tenancy

- Bankruptcy and Collection Issues

- “Green” Building and “Green” Leases

- Ethical Considerations in Landlord-Tenant Law

My co-presenters include: Attorney Richard Check of Richard A. Check S.C., Attorney Brian Schuk of Wassel, Harvey & Schuk LLP, and Attorney Matt Fortney of Quarles & Brady LLP.

Cost is $319 per person and includes a manual complete with the presenters outlines and additional handouts and forms.  If you mention that you are a friend of mine, SES will give you a $50 discount — $269.

This seminar would be perfect for landlords, property mangers, realtors and attorneys.  CLE credits have been applied for both Wisconsin and Illinois as have BOMI credits and CPE credits

To register please contact Sterling Education Services at (715) 855-0498 or www.sterlingeducation.com.  The seminar registration number is 10WI11245.

Here is a link to a PDF of the brochure that was sent out.

Hope to see you there.

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UPCOMING SEMINAR – How Evictions Work: Rules for Landlords and Property Managers

I will be presenting a seminar for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM Milwaukee Chapter #13) on several landlord – tenant law related topics in the near future

Topics to be covered:

1.   Causes for Eviction

2.   Notices To Terminate Tenancy

3.   The Judicial Eviction Process

This seminar will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2010 from 9am – 10:30 am.  Registration will start at 8:30 am.

The seminar will be held at The Wisconsin Club which is located at 900 W. Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee (right across from the Milwaukee County Courthouse – how appropriate : )

There will be handouts including a comprehensive outline on the topics covered and forms.

The cost will be $10 for ARM members, $25 for other IREM members and $45 for non-IREM members.  If you are interested in attending please contact Jennie Macaluso-Ruditys at (414) 476-4736.  Call Jennie ASAP as she will need to get a head count to the Wisconsin Club.

Hope to see you there.

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