Hi, Im a newer landlord in Wisconsin and I need some help. So a married couple and their kid live in my 3 bedroom duplex with an adult friend. The friend didnt say anything about kids when he applied to be on the lease, but now wants to have their kids move in full time, he has 3. Whats the living... View More
I have asked multiple times to our RA about this and nothing has been done. Multiple students have felt sick and have believed it to be attributed to the living conditions. I have videos and pictures of the conditions and suspected mold and believe this to be a case of negligence as a cleaner is... View More
In Wisconsin, if you have been living with your girlfriend for nine months, you are likely considered a tenant under the law, even if there is no formal lease agreement. As a tenant, you are entitled to certain rights, including proper notice before being required to move out. Generally, this means...View More
Milwaukee, WI. Paid $2000 security deposit on an apartment. Once given the lease attached were equal pages of rules and regulations, 24 pages to be exact of a 44 page lease. Listing webpage has no mention it is a smoke free community (my wife smokes on the patio/balcony never in the house) which... View More
My ceiling, light fixtures and carbon monoxide detector started leaking when it rained this past July. Maintenance claimed it was due to a roof drain on the rooftop patio collecting with debris and they replaced my light fixture. The community director said they would make it a reoccurring... View More
In many cases, if you receive a 28-day notice terminating your tenancy due to non-payment of rent and you subsequently pay the back rent owed before the notice period expires, you may be able to prevent the termination of your tenancy and continue to stay in the premises. Paying the back rent...View More
I didn’t borrow this money.. My aunt and uncle did back in 2006 at 14% interest..He has passed.. I am the sole owner on the deed.I missed some payments..And instead of going after the borrower..The bank listed me as responsible for the loan and put my House into foreclosure.She was not even... View More
You really need to retain an experienced WI mortgage foreclosure defense and bankruptcy attorney. Selling acreage may or may not be the best option. This is not legal advice, merely ideas and suggestions to discuss with a licensed WI attorney. Good luck.
We have always paid rent on time. He is requiring us to move because he had to sell his primary residence. He has been unemployed and cannot afford his payment. He said he has to move back in here and we must move out. We have been unable to find a new place and are looking at being homeless. Can... View More
Yes, he can. The CDC moratorium only applies to a landlord evicting a tenant due to the tenant's failure to pay rent if the tenant can prove certain things, including that the tenant's inability to pay rent arose from COVID-19 and the tenant has attempted to obtain money to pay the rent....View More
Hi. So the apartment that I was living in filed for bankruptcy this past June. I have tried to pay rent but now I am wondering if I am relieved from that, considering that I haven't been living there since earlier this March due to the whole Covid-19 situation. If you could let me know I would... View More
A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week. As a general matter, these can be difficult cases. Fleas are common and abundant in many places, and all sides could argue it was the other party that was the source of fleas. The cost of testing or investigation...View More
She told us when she moved in she would move them and 6 months later it is still here. We rent the home and two car garage and she occupies space with her personal items. Can we move it out or charge her to move it? Or charge her for the space we can’t use.? Also she has not changed her mailing... View More
Under Wisconsin law, unless the lease has an exception, a tenant has the right to exclusive possession of the premises. So unless your lease allows the storage of personal property by the landlord, then have the right to exclusive possession and you may take your landlord to court to enforce your...View More
He did not leave a will, and only has one sister alive. Can she tell me I have to vacate the property now? Also, is she allowed to come into the house anytime she wants and take things out? As my landlord was also living in the home, how do I prevent her from taking my things?
The property is now in the estate of your deceased landlord. Any heir receiving the property will take the property subject to any existing leases. If you are on a month to month lease then your lease may be terminated in accordance with law and proper notice. If your lease is for a longer term,...View More
Generally, a landlord can enter at reasonable times to inspect the premises, make repairs, or show the premises to prospective tenants. The landlord usually must give 12 hours notice before entry, unless immediate entry is necessary to preserve or protect the premises, such as in case of a fire or...View More
Generally, the security deposit may not be used to pay the last month of rent. Doing so may trigger a late payment charge. Given the current pandemic, you might consider contacting the landlord and discussing this option. They may be more lenient and understanding at this time.
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