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New Law Gives More Power to Landlords in Wisconsin

January 02, 2014

Renting properties in Wisconsin can be an lucrative business, but disputes with tenants can sometimes become battles that depend on the law to be settled. But the Appleton Real Estate Lawyers with Sigman, Janssen, Stack, Sewall & Pitz explain that a new state law may give landlords more leverage in rental disputes.

An article from AOL Real Estate claims Governor Scott Walker recently signed a bill that will allow a landlord to evict a tenant if a crime occurs on a property and the tenant was in a position to prevent the crime. Furthermore, the law gives a landlord the right to immediately remove property and vehicles abandoned on the property by the evicted tenant.

Those in favor of the law say it allows landowners to better protect their property, while those who opposed the reforms say the new bill only limits a tenant’s rights and prevents local governments from establishing proper control of properties within their jurisdictions.

The law firm’s team of Appleton Personal Injury Lawyers is aware of how complex the laws surrounding owning or renting a property can be. That is why they suggest discussing your legal rights with an attorney if you find yourself in a dispute with a tenant or landowner.