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Evicted: notices needed to terminate a residential tenancy in Wisconsin

In this video, Attorney Jessica M. Kramer discusses how to terminate a residential tenancy, what type of notice to use, and provides answers to some commonly asked questions.       For more information about legal issues pertaining to landlords, or ways in which KEW can assist you with landlord related inquiries, contact KEW at […]

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How to Serve an Eviction Notice

  Attorney Joe Andreoni discusses how to serve an eviction notice in Wisconsin.   For more information about serving eviction notices, or other landlord and/or eviction questions, contact Kramer, Elkins & Watt, LLC at 608-709-7115 or

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CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Upended by the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court issued a new opinion on August 26, 2021 which will perhaps be an end to the ongoing dispute over the legality of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (the “CDC”) eviction moratorium (the “moratorium”). A deeper dive into the terms of the moratorium and an analysis of the procedural posture as […]

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Can I reject a tenant based on criminal history?

  The law in Wisconsin (including Madison) currently does not prevent using criminal background to screen potential clients. However, federal law does prohibit using arrest records (open criminal cases are considered arrest records) as a basis for a denial. Even if you are a small local landlord, you are subject to the federal law as […]

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CDC Eviction Moratorium Extended Until July 31

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on June 24 that it is extending its order, Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19, set to expire on June 30, until July 31. In issuing this extension, the CDC indicated that this is intended to be the final extension. […]

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Nationwide Eviction Moratorium Extended

The CDC’s eviction moratorium, first put in place by the Trump Administration in September of 2020, has been extended until June 30, 2021. The new Director of the CDC signed the extension order on March 28.   What do residential landlords absolutely need to know? The existing moratorium has been extended until June 30, 2021. […]

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