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At some point in their lives, most Wisconsinites have been renters and leased an apartment, duplex, townhome, or single-family home. Wisconsin Landlord & Tenant Manual provides attorneys, landlords, and tenants with a solid guide to residential landlord-tenant law. This highly accessible guide walks readers through the life cycle of a tenancy from the perspectives of both landlords and tenants.
Chapters cover key areas of residential landlord-tenant law, such as:
- Screening and qualifying prospective tenants
- Use of rental documents
- Property owners’ and tenants’ responsibility for maintaining a rental unit
- Termination of a tenancy
- Attempting to collect on a judgment after a tenancy has ended
Tons of practice tools
The Manual is chock-full of sample forms, including numerous Wisconsin Legal Blank forms authored by attorney Tristan Pettit, and many Wisconsin court forms and guides. The chapters also contain many helpful practice tips. Especially for attorneys who address landlord-tenant issues on an infrequent basis, this book is the ideal easy reference to keep on hand.
The Manual provides both landlord and tenant perspectives so that you know how best to move forward.To the extent possible, the Manual provides practical knowledge and discussion of the differences among counties in applying state landlord-tenant law and local ordinances.
Accessible to all audiences
Attorneys and non-attorneys alike can benefit from this book. Written in plain English, the book will inform non-attorneys of their rights and responsibilities and spell out a course of action for addressing the issue at hand. From college students to property management employees, the book can help answer questions such as:
- What do you do if your landlord refuses to make a repair?
- What must a landlord do when a tenant leaves property behind in the rental unit?
- What are lawful reasons for keeping a tenant’s deposit after they vacate a property?
- When must you have an attorney represent your interests in court?
Also included is a glossary that explains basic landlord-tenant terms.
Whether you’re handling your first eviction case, devote a large part of your legal practice to landlord-tenant law, regularly work with tenants, or are a tenant with questions about your rights and responsibilities, you’ll benefit from the Wisconsin Landlord & Tenant Manual’s comprehensive overview of the residential rental process.