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Archive of: Abandoned Property

Act 76 - Wisconsin's New Landlord Tenant Law - Part 6: Alternative Disposition of Property During Eviction

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

Act 76, has amended sec. 799.45 Wis. Stats., and created new options for a landlord to dispose of a tenant's abandoned personal property after the writ has been executed by the Sheriff and the rental unit has been returned to the landlord's possession.Under the old law, if the rental property was located in a county with a population greater than 500,000 people, a landlord was required to hire a ...

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What Can A Landlord Do With A Tenant's Abandoned Personal Property Under Wisconsin's New Law?

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

With the signing into law of 2011 Wisconsin Act 143, a landlord's obligations with regard to a tenant's abandoned property has just gotten much easier.Prior to Act 143 a landlord had three options with respect to a tenant's abandoned property.  The landlord could:1.  Store the tenant's abandoned property on or off the premises and take a lien on the property for the actual and reasonable cost of removal and ...

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