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On March 29, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a joint statement saying that Landlords that evict or threaten to evict Tenants without advising the Tenants of their rights under the various eviction moratoria may be engaging in deceptive and unfair practices and will be monitored and investigated.  The FTC and CFPB added that there have been “reports that major multistate landlords are forcing people out of…
On Monday, May 30, 2021, the CDC Issued an Order extending the Eviction Moratorium until at least June 30, 2021. The “guts” of the Order remain the same from the November 2020 Order which I have previously discussed in an earlier blog post. Some of the modifications that were made in this most recent Order include the following: 1. Moratorium is extended until June 30, 2021 2. A signed Declaration by a tenant submitted under…
My next Landlord Boot Camp for the AASEW will be held on Saturday May 15, 2021. Join me at the next Boot Camp and learn the latest about the latest extension of the CDC’s Eviction Moratorium until June 30, 2021, status on the Emergency Rental Assistance Payments, and more while also enjoying the advantages of the new virtual format. Attendees will receive a searchable 100 page + PDF Boot Camp manual, making it easier to search…
Hello. I am excited to announce that my latest Landlord Boot Camp recording is now available as an On Demand video series. The benefits of this On Demand format are many. You can choose just the video(s) that you are interested in, or the entire seminar. You can watch the videos from the safety and convenience of your own home or office during the rental period.* You will receive the searchable PDF manual that accompanies…
As I am sure many of you have heard, back in December the Federal government agreed to set aside $25 Billion dollars for Rent Assistance as a result of Covid.  Of that large amount, Wisconsin was allocated a total of $386,777,591.50 to be divvied up as follows: 1. Brown County – $7,907,949.30 2. Dane County – $8,579, 734.30 3. City of Madison – $7,762,609.60 4. Milwaukee County – $10,629,017.80 — (to be distributed by Community Advocates) 5. City…
Have you noticed that landlords tend to be portrayed as evil and uncaring?  I’m reading lots of so-called news articles (that really are nothing but opinion pieces) with such sentiments.  The media also tend to treat all landlords as large companies making lots of money at the expense of tenants.  Did you know that the vast majority of landlords throughout the U.S. are small “mom & pop” landlords that own rental property in addition to…
By Tim Ballering (justalandlord.com) Yesterday’s new contained many articles on Milwaukee’s Rental Housing Resource Center which is a collaboration to help both renters and housing providers. This was project was envisioned and started a couple of years ago. It became more relevant with the COVID economic crisis that has impacted the ability of folks to pay rent and avoid eviction. The partners are a very diverse group: Community Advocates, Legal Aid, Legal Action,…
We are excited to announce Attorney Tristan Pettit’s Landlord Boot Camp will be held on Saturday, November 14th. Due to  the CDC National Eviction Moratorium, we delayed this event so that we could include the most timely information on navigating the current CDC Moratorium and other COVID-19 related issues affecting Landlord-Tenant law. The Saturday, November 14th event will be held as a live-streamed webinar from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM with live Q & A from…
We are excited to announce Attorney Tristan Pettit’s Landlord Boot Camp will be held on Saturday, November 14th. Due to  the CDC National Eviction Moratorium, we delayed this event so that we could include the most timely information on navigating the current CDC Moratorium and other COVID-19 related issues affecting Landlord-Tenant law. The Saturday, November 14th event will be held as a live-streamed webinar from 8:30 AM -5:00 PM with live Q & A from…