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Archive of: Nuisance Properties

Milwaukee's Chronic Nuisance Ordinance and It's Improper Use Against Landlords

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in AASEW, Evictions, City of Milwaukee, Nuisance Properties / Comments

 The City of Milwaukee's Chronic Nuisance Ordinance (80-10) is a thorn in the side of many landlords.  Essentially the ordinance says that if your property generates more than 3 calls for police service for "nuisance activities" within a 30 day period  that the city will charge you  for the costs associated with abating the alleged nuisance.   Nuisance activities include the following: harassment, disorderly conduct, battery, indecent exposure, prostitution, ...

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Article and Video Regarding Recent Seminar On Advising and Defending Property Owners in Nuisance Actions

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in ATCP 134, Screening Tenants, Nuisance Properties, Seminars / Comments

 On May 7, 2009 I spoke at the State Bar of Wisconsin Annual Convention.  I was asked to speak at the Government Lawyer Division's seminar that focused on the topic of neighborhoods and nuisance properties.  Specifically I was asked to speak on advising and defending property owners that have nuisance properties.The State Bar recently published a nice article summarizing my seminar presentation which was published through its online Inside Track newsletter.  ...

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