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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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A Landlord Has Every Right To Enter His Rental Property . . . In Certain Situations.

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Right of Entry / Comments

Unbeknownst to many tenants, a landlord has a legal right to enter his tenant’s rental unit in certain circumstances.  The rental unit is still the landlord’s property and the law provides a landlord with the right to access that property.Implied in all residential rental contracts is what is referred to as the "covenant of quiet use and enjoyment."  This covenant basically means two things:1.   That the landlord guarantees that ...

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Landlords Should Periodically Inspect Their Rental Property . . . or Risk $98,465 In Damage

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in ATCP 134, State of Wisconsin, Right of Entry / Comments

Last night I read an article about a Virginia landlord that had $98,465 in damage to one of his rental units.  Apparently his tenant was a compulsive hoarder and every room in the home was full from floor to ceiling with trash, soiled clothing, old newspaper, rotten food, and other deberis and excrement.  It cost the landlord over $98,000 to get the unit back into rentable condition.  The landlord's ...

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