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Archive of: Wisconsin

Crime-Free Lease Bill On The Horizon

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in AASEW, Legislation, Notices / Comments

On September 12, 2011, on behalf of the AASEW, I traveled to Madison to meet with the Wisconsin Rental Housing Coalition, several legislators’ aides, and an attorney from the Legislative Reference Bureau to assist in the review of and drafting of a new piece of legislation that will greatly affect residential landlords.Not yet a bill, this proposed legislation is referred to as LRB-2098/1 or informally as the “Crime-Free Lease bill.”  Initiated ...

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Update on Landlord Pre-Emption Bill

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, Screening Tenants, State of Wisconsin, City of Madison / Comments

It has been awhile since I updated everyone on the pro-landlord legislation that is being addressed in Madison.  Senate Bill 107 (SB 107) -- referred to as the Landlord Pre-Emption Bill --  has been passed by the Wisconsin Senate and is currently being reviewed by the House this term (AB 155).You may recall that SB 107 prohibits any municipality from enacting any ordinance that limits a ...

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Imagine If Every Tenant Received A Free Lawyer In Eviction Actions . . . It Could Become A Reality

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Legislation, State of Wisconsin / Comments

If Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc, 274 lawyers, 7 judges and 2 court commissioners,have it their way, all indigent persons that are involved in civil lawsuits involving  issues of  "basic human needs" will be given a free lawyer.According to a recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article and ABA Journal article the Wisconsin Supreme Court has been petitioned and asked to require that all indigent persons involved in civil lawsuits that involve issues impacting ...

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New Carbon Monoxide Detector Notice Form (and Others) Available at Wisconsin Legal Blank

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Rental Documents, Carbon Monoxide Detectors / Comments

I have recently completed drafting 3 new forms that Wisconsin Legal Blank Co., Inc. now has available for purchase that should assist landlords and property managers with their rental units..The new forms are:1.  Carbon Monoxide Detector Notice:As of April 1, 2010, state law requires that an owner of a residential property must install a carbon monoxide detector  in various locations within the property.   This new notice sets forth the ...

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