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Wisconsin Condominium Law Handbook

Product ID: AK0039
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-680-9

Part of the Books Unbound Library Collection: Real Estate Law

This real estate practice book was designed for Wisconsin attorneys who represent condominium developers and associations, unit sellers, and unit purchasers. You’ll find everything you need to research an issue quickly and thoroughly with the Handbook’s concise analysis, timely case law, and relevant references to statutes and regulations.

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Part of the Books Unbound Library Collection: Real Estate Law

This real estate practice book was designed for Wisconsin attorneys who represent condominium developers and associations, unit sellers, and unit purchasers. You’ll find everything you need to research an issue quickly and thoroughly with the Handbook’s concise analysis, timely case law, and relevant references to statutes and regulations.

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528+ pp.; 6th ed. 2023-24

Summary of Contents

1. Overview of Wisconsin Condominium Law
2. Condominium Financing
3. Marketing Condominium Units
4. Condominium Development and Documentation
5. Association of Unit Owners
6. Representing the Unit Buyer
7. Insurance
8. Title Insurance
9. Conversion to Condominium
10. Income Tax Considerations
11. Securities Law Considerations
12. Special Units
13. Statutory Small Condominiums
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes, Regulations, and Rules
Index

The 2023–24 revision includes a number of changes such as:

  • 2021 Wis. Act 166 substantially increased the rights of unit owners to inspect and copy association records and the duty of an association to maintain records, including, for some associations, on an internet website
  • 2021 Wis. Act 166 also affected whether condominium associations can organize or reorganize as for-profit corporations
  • 2021 Wis. Act 168 expanded the requirements for the description of a unit in a deed or other instrument that affects title to the unit
  • 2021 Wis. Act 168 also expanded the criteria for surveys of condominium property

In addition, various forms have been updated, including: the WB-14 Residential Condominium Offer to Purchase, the WB-36 Buyer Agency Agreement, the ALTA Condominium Endorsement, the ALTA Owner’s Policy, the Sample Title Company Checklist for Issuing Condominium Endorsement, the Alternate Surveyor’s Certificate for Condominium Plat, and the U.S. Income Tax Return for Homeowners Associations.

State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® is the premier publisher of practice guides and handbooks for Wisconsin's attorneys, written by Wisconsin's attorneys. PINNACLE relies on the expertise and contributions of volunteers from within the State Bar of Wisconsin membership to help develop and deliver timely, relevant information to assist Wisconsin's attorneys provide the highest-quality representation and service.

About the Authors

The authors, past and present, are among the most widely experienced and respected practitioners in the area of condominium law. Several of them assisted the Wisconsin legislature in drafting chapter 703. 

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