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Landlord Boot Camp Is Just Around The Corner - February 20, 2016

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in AASEW, Seminars, Landlord Boot Camp / Comments

The AASEW's (Early) Spring Landlord Boot Camp is just around the corner. Can you believe that this will be our 13th Boot Camp seminar?

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. In fact as we speak a new landlord-tenant bill is being debated in Madison.

The Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin's 13th “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 many of 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: February 20, 2016 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.


  • Members $159
  • Non-Members $249

Wisconsin landlord-tenant laws are constantly changing. To help keep you up to date those who attended in the past three years a $50 discount.

What you will learn at the Apartment Association's 2016 Landlord Boot Camp

Landlord Boot Camp covers everything that you need to know about residential Landlord Tenant law in Wisconsin, as amended in April 2012 by Act 143 and again in March 2014 by Act 76, 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)

There will also be an ample question and answer period. This alone is worth the admission.. . . and much more.

Both of last year's AASEW Landlord Boot Camp were filled to capacity. So call early to reserve your spot.

Call the Association at (414) 276-7378 or email us at membership@AASEW.org or sign up online at www.LandlordBootCamp2016.com today to reserve your spot.

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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