A common call into our office is one from a residential landlord wondering what to do in the following scenario: a tenant moved out at the end of their lease, but they left a lot of property behind, and the landlord is wondering what their options are.
Five Days, Fourteen Days, and the Right to Cure: Notices to Terminate a Residential Tenancy October 25, 2021 | Landlord One of the most common questions or misunderstandings we see among residential landlords is: When is the appropriate situation to use a 5-Day Notice to Pay/Cure or Quit (a “5-Day”) versus a 14-Day Notice […]
CDC’s Eviction Moratorium Upended by Supreme Court August 27, 2021 | COVID | Current Events | Landlord 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 […]
Can I reject a tenant based on criminal history? July 7, 2021 | Landlord 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 […]