Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules on CCAP Eviction Records
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Breaking News from the Rental Property Association of Wisconsin's website and Blog: Wisconsin Supreme Court rules on CCAP eviction records 04/16/2024 11:30 AM The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected Legal Action’s bid to make eviction judgments disappear in one year instead of the statutory 10-year retention period. The industry and good renters owe a large thank you to Attorney Heiner Giese, Rick Van Der Leest of the Green Bay and Appleton Associations, and Chris Mokler ..read more
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Matt Desmond, Author of "Evicted" Has Some Detractors, Including Myself.
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3M ago
I apologize for getting on my soapbox here, but most of you are either landlords or spend more than 40 hours a week representing landlords or working with them. If you don't fall into one of the above categories, you probably will not want to read this blog post. I recommend that you read this recent article about Matt Desmond, the author of Evicted and now the author of ..read more
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How Does A Tenant's Bankruptcy Interfere with Your Eviction?
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5M ago
By Atty. Gary D. Koch of Petrie + Pettit S.C. A tenant's filing of a bankruptcy, whether it is a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13, stops your eviction cold under most circumstances! Evictions are typically matters handled exclusively through the state court system, in whichever county the property is located. Every now and then, though, we have to make a trip to federal court to assist a landlord. This most frequently ..read more
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FAQ Regarding The Recent Decision on the Sealing of Eviction Records by the Wisconsin Supreme Court
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7M ago
This FAQ blog post was written by Atty. Heiner Giese who is the attorney for the Rental Property Association of Wisconsin, Inc. (RPA) formally known as the Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin (AASEW) The Wisconsin Supreme Court held an open administrative conference on October 9, 2023, to consider a petition (No. 22-03) filed by Legal Action of Wisconsin (LAW) concerning the retention of court records in eviction cases. Evictions are heard ..read more
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I Think That My Tenant Has Vacated the Rental Unit, What Do I Do Now? PART 1: Surrender of the Rental Unit
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1y ago
In an ideal world, the tenant would return their keys, remove all personal property (including trash), and leave the rental unit spotless. Then it would be clear that the tenant has surrendered the rental unit and, as there wouldn’t be any personal property remaining, there would be nothing to debate its abandonment. Unfortunately, that rarely happens. In this situation, there are generally two main issues: (1) Has ..read more
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Residential Rental Evictions Down 30% Statewide
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1y ago
We have all heard reports that say residential rental evictions surged due to the Wisconsin eviction moratorium expiration in May.  When you look at a small time period (like the number of evictions that were filed after a 2+ month moratorium) you can always find numbers that will support your narrative. However, the real numbers show a 30% decline for the first six months of 2020 versus 2019. How can ..read more
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GUEST POST: CDC Attorneys State That Landlords Can Challenge Tenants' Declarations In State Eviction Court
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1y ago
This is guest post written by Tim Ballering (JustALandlord.com) The CDC attorneys have stated in federal court that owners are permitted to file evictions as well as challenge the veracity of a tenant's CDC Declaration. The CDC argues that owners can even obtain an eviction judgment, as long as the physical move is stayed until the end of the moratorium. Most importantly, the Order does not prevent a landlord from filing an ..read more
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CDC and HHS Issue Order for Temporary Halt In Residential Evictions to Stop The Spread of COVID-19
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1y ago
On September 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published an Agency Order temporarily stopping all residential evictions in the United States, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. What Are the Effective Dates of this Order? This order became effective immediately upon publication (presumed to be Sept 4, 2020) and continues through December 31, 2020. What Is Prohibited under ..read more
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The Landlords' Side of the Story
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1y ago
Have you noticed that landlords tend to be portrayed as evil and uncaring?  I'm reading lots of so-called news articles (that really are nothing but opinion pieces) with such sentiments.  The media also tend to treat all landlords as large companies making lots of money at the expense of tenants.  Did you know that the vast majority of landlords throughout the U.S. are small "mom & pop" landlords that own ..read more
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GUEST POST: Milwaukee Rental Housing Resource Center - A Collaboration
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1y ago
By Tim Ballering (justalandlord.com) Yesterday's new contained many articles on Milwaukee’s Rental Housing Resource Center which is a collaboration to help both renters and housing providers. This was project was envisioned and started a couple of years ago. It became more relevant with the COVID economic crisis that has impacted the ability of folks to pay rent and avoid eviction. The partners are a very diverse group: Community Advocates, Legal Aid ..read more
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