Landlord News

Milwaukee County eviction proposal would let tenants reduce rent payments for defects

Web Admin - Friday, July 07, 2017

Tenants in Milwaukee County could reduce their rent payments for specific housing defects — $500 if the only toilet doesn't work for a week — without fear of eviction, as part of a proposal by SupervisorMarina Dimitrijevic.  Read More

CCAP Is Under Attack Again

Web Admin - Friday, April 28, 2017

From Tristan's Landlord-Tenant Law Blog

A panel tasked with providing guidance to the Director of State Courts has recommended that certain information on Wisconsin's Circuit Court Access site (often referred to as CCAP) should be removed in certain situations.  Read More

DHLR Weatherization program repealed in Budget Bill

Web Admin - Monday, February 13, 2017

Governor Scott Walker has submitted the biennial budget bill to the Wisconsin legislature. The bill reference is AB 64 and SB 30. As usual, it's a huge document -- over 900 pages.  Read More

Is This Bad News For Landlords?

Web Admin - Friday, January 27, 2017

As a landlord, are you aware that landlords are no longer allowed to consider a rental applicant's arrest record during the screening process? Did you know that landlords are no longer able to have blanket screening criteria which deny rental applicants that have had criminal convictions in the past? Sad, but true.  Read More

Wisconsin Rental Laws

Web Admin - Thursday, November 17, 2016

Last updated on November 8, 2016 by Lucas Hall,

This article summarizes some key Wisconsin Landlord-Tenant laws applicable to residential rental units.

We’ve used the Official State Statutes and other online sources cited below to research this information and it should be a good starting point in learning about the law.

With that said, our summary is not intended to be exhaustive or a substitute for qualified legal advice. Laws and statutes are always subject to change, and may even vary from county to county or city to city.

You are responsible for performing your own research and complying with all laws applicable to your unique situation.  Read More

Crime and Disorder Forcing Businesses to Close

Web Admin - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan - April 22, 2015

I cannot imagine what it would be like to close a longstanding family-owned business because of out-of- control crime.
But that’s exactly what Tony Pipito, owner of Mama Mia’s pizza restaurant, 7718 W. Burleigh St., did earlier this week. The closing means 37 people – hardworking neighborhood and Milwaukee residents – are out of a job.
Tony said crime in the neighborhood surrounding Mama Mia’s is so bad, loyal customers simply no longer thought it safe to venture to the restaurant after dark.  Read More

16th Annual Housing Fair (4-9-15)

Web Admin - Thursday, April 09, 2015

Dear Landlord Partners, The UWM Neighborhood Housing Office invites you to participate in our 16th Annual Housing Fair on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 10:00AM-3:00PM.
We expect over six hundred students to visit this annual event in order to meet local landlords and property managers during their search for off-campus housing.  Read More

Eviction News (3-9-15)

Web Admin - Monday, March 09, 2015

From Tim Ballering [WIRentalCoalition] .... From 1/1/14 to 2/28/15 there were 15,971 evictions in Milwaukee County > > 63 of these cases a judge sealed the case, hiding the defendant’s name.

We had a small claims, non eviction case, sealed last fall for no valid reason other than the defendant, who we got judgment against, had his attorney request it. Remember these are evictions, not DV or other sensitive crime cases.  Read More