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The Next Landlord Boot Camp Will Be Held on February 18, 2017

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. / Comments

Hello Everyone - I have recently announced the next Landlord Boot Camp session. Here are the details. I hope to see many of you there.

WHEN: February 18th, 2017 – Saturday 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Registration opens at 7:00 AM

WHERE: Clarion Hotel 5311 S. Howell Avenue, Milwaukee

INCLUDED: 100 plus page manual to help you put what you learn into practice.

What you will learn at the Apartment Association's 2017 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, in March 2014 by Act 76 and again in March 2016 with the passage of ACT 176, 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)
  16. An ample question and answer period. This alone is worth the admission.. . . and much more.


  • Members $179
  • Non-Members $297
  • Member refresher $139
  • Non-member refresher $257
  • Boot Camp w/ AASEW Membership $298
  • Member of other Associations $257

Wisconsin landlord-tenant laws are constantly changing. To help keep you up to date those who attended in the past three years receive a $40 discount.

*Note that we can only accommodate a maximum of 120 participants, so register early to reserve your spot as we have had to turn people away the last several sessions!

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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