Tristan is a shareholder with the law firm of Petrie+Pettit and focuses his practice in the area of landlord-tenant law representing landlords and property management companies throughout Wisconsin.
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JUST ANNOUNCED: AASEW's Next Landlord Boot Camp - Saturday, March 8, 2014
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 9th “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
When: March 8th, 2014 Saturday 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: Members $159. Non-Members $249
Specials: Not a member? Pay just $1 more than the non member price and receive both the Boot Camp and an AASEW membership for the remainer of 2014 including member discounts at Home Depot, Sherwin Williams and more.
Wisconsin landlord-tenant laws are constantly changing. To help keep you up to date we offer prior attendees a $50 discount.
What you will learn at the Apartment Association's 2014 Landlord Boot Camp
Landlord Boot Camp covers everything that you need to know about residential Landlord Tenant law in Wisconsin, as amended in March 2012 by Act 143 and again in March 2013 with the passage of Act 76, including:
- How to properly screen prospective tenants.
- How to draft written screening criteria to assist you in the selection process.
- How to comply with both federal and state Fair Housing laws including how to comply with “reasonable modifications" and “reasonable accommodations" requests.
- How to legally reject an applicant.
- What rental documents you should be using and why.
- 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.
- 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.
- When you are legally allowed to enter your tenant's apartment.
- How to properly draft an eviction summons and complaint.
- What to do to keep the commissioner from dismissing your eviction suit.
- What you can legally deduct from a security deposit.
- How to properly draft a security deposit transmittal ("21 Day") letter
- How to handle pet damage.
- What to do with a tenant's abandoned property and how this may affect whether or not you file an eviction suit.
- 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).
- 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 call early to reserve your spot.
The easiest way to register is to do so online at www.LandlordBootCamp2014.com or you can call the Association at (414) 276-7378 or email them firstname.lastname@example.org today to reserve your spot.
Hope to see many of you there.