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Milwaukee County to Post Notice on Who Can File and Appear in Court on Eviction Actions

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Evictions, LLC's / Comments

A friend of mine who is an employee at the courthouse and does much work in small claims court, and more specifically eviction court, forwarded to my attention earlier today a copy of a notice that will soon be posted in Room 400 (Eviction Court) and Room 104 (Clerk of Courts) of the Milwaukee County Courthouse.The notice addresses the issues of who may sign an eviction summons and complaint and ...

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Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Evictions / Comments

§799.40 of the Wisconsin Statutes states that an eviction action may be commenced by a "person entitled to possession of the property." This law has often been ignored and many eviction lawsuits have been brought in the name of someone other than the owner of the property. Oftentimes a management company is named as the plaintiff rather than the actual owner of the property.Milwaukee County is paying close attention ...

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Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Caselaw, Emergency Assistance / Comments

We will soon have a published Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision on the issue of emergency assistance stays in eviction actions that will assist us as landlords in removing the non-paying tenant.Sec. 799.40(4) of the Wisconsin Statutes states that a court must stay an eviction action brought against a tenant that has applied for emergency assistance.  The stay remains in effect until it is determined if the ...

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