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AASEW Meeting: Is Property Management An Art or A Science? - June 17, 2013 at 7 pm.

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

Join the Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin on June 17th  as we have masters of the craft present on Best Practices in Property Management along with the legal ramifications of failing to follow the rules.  SE Wisconsin is clearly a pro tenant district so educate yourself to the possible landmines that await you along with what some are doing to avoid them.  It will be an educational night with ...

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Top 10 Pitfalls That Landlords Should Avoid

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in AASEW, Notices, Screening Tenants, Rental Agreements, Rental Documents, CCAP, Seminars, Property Management, Rejecting Rental Applicants / Comments

Those of you that missed the last AASEW membership meeting on Monday, April 15, 2013, missed a great meeting and a great presentation.  The featured presenter was John "Dr. Rent" Fischer, a Wausau-area landlord and rental property manager, who spoke to a packed house that Monday.  John's presentation was dynamic, educational and at times pretty darn funny.With John's permission, I am providing you with a link to ...

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Next AASEW Meeting: Dr. Rent's Top Ten Landlording Pitfalls To Avoid - April 15th

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

The AASEW's next meeting will feature Dr. Rent's TOP TEN Landlording Pitfalls to AvoidWhen: Monday April 15th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.Where: The Best Western, 1005 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield 53005Who: John "Dr. Rent" FisherCost: This meeting is free for current AASEW members, $25 for guests or expired membersBad things happen to good people.  When a good landlord falls victim to a bad tenant, we all know the results. Dealing with bad ...

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2011 Wisconsin Act 143 (Landlord Omnibus Law) Also Applies To Commercial Landlord-Tenant Law

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in ATCP 134, Legislation, Rental Agreements, Rental Documents, Security Deposit, Property Management, State of Wisconsin, Landlord Liability, Holdover Damages, Attorney's Fees, Act 143 (Landlord's Omnibus Law), Commercial L-T Law / Comments

While this blog primarily focuses on residential landlord-tenant law, on occasion I also touch on issues applicable to commercial landlord-tenant law.  This is one such instance.Commercial landlord-tenant is more straightforward than residential in my opinion because commercial tenancies are less regulated than residential.  Typically what a commercial landlord and tenant agreed to and placed into their lease agreement is what governs.  The Wisconsin Administrative Code's ATCP 134 does not ...

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You Will Not Want To Miss AASEW's Fourth Annual Landlord Boot Camp on Saturday Feb. 25th

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Tenant Damage, Credit Checks, AASEW, Lead-Based Paint, Fair Housing / Discrimination, Protected Classes, Evictions, Late Fees, Notices, Collections, Emergency Assistance, City of Milwaukee, Screening Tenants, Rental Agreements, Rental Documents, Seminars, Pets, Security Deposit, Milwaukee County, Property Management, Mitigation of Damages / Re-Renting, Untenantability, Execution of Writ, State of Wisconsin, Self-Help Evictions, Right of Entry, Reasonable Modifications, Reasonable Accommodations, Rejecting Rental Applicants, Walkthroughs, De Novo Hearings, Earnest Money, Landlord Liability, Small Claims Court, Holdover Damages, Roommates, Smoke Detectors / 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 of dollars.The Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin's Fourth Annual “Landlord Boot Camp” can help you navigate these treacherous waters and teach you how to run your properties with greater profit and less hassles.I have given similar landlord-tenant law seminars to fellow attorneys, landlords, and property manager ...

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AASEW's New "Mentor's Corner" to Debut on June 21st

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

At the next membership meeting of the Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin (AASEW), to be held on June 21, 2010, the AASEW will be debuting its new "Mentor's Corner" for all AASEW members.The "Mentor's Corner" will be held at 6:30 pm prior to the general meeting.  The "Corner" will be staffed by one or more "seasoned" landlords who will be ready to answer your non-legal questions about any aspect ...

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Is It Time To Hire A Property Management Company?

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Property Management / Comments

I would like to state at the outset that this particular post is very different from my past posts.  In the past I have tried to educate readers about various aspects of landlord-tenant law.  I will not be doing that this time.  My goal with today's post is to generate a discussion and to have you, the reader, provide me (and the other readers) with your thoughts and concerns regarding the ...

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