Landlord-tenant law is often complex, and navigating Wisconsin’s state code can be daunting for both landlords and renters. But understanding the rights and duties outlined by Wisconsin law and by your lease agreement is essential to protecting your rights as either a landlord or a tenant. An experienced lawyer can help you resolve your conflicts in a landlord-tenant dispute.
Sometimes, tenants can be difficult, refusing to comply with the requirements of the rental agreement, damaging the property, not paying rent, etc. It is important to have a well-drafted lease agreement so you can avoid or minimize later disputes. Being clear in the terms of your lease can mean avoiding the expense and stress of future litigation.
Even if your lease agreement is clear, tenants do not always comply with its terms. They may cause expensive property damage, or dispute your rightful withholding of security deposits. They may refuse to pay rent, or dispute the amount owed. If a tenant breaches the rental agreement, such that eviction is warranted, you may need help in managing the eviction according to Wisconsin law.
Tenants also may need legal advice. Sometimes, a landlord wrongfully keeps a security deposit without providing a proper reason. If the premises are not livable, there may be a breach of warranty of habitability. Landlords may try to include illegal provisions in the lease agreement, attempt to unlawfully evict you, or unlawfully discriminate against certain tenants. It is important to fully understand the terms of the lease agreement before you sign. You do not want to later realize that a certain provision has an undesirable effect.
The Landlord-Tenant Relationship
Landlord-tenant issues can be extra-sensitive because the parties often wish to continue their relationship after resolving their disputes. We are prepared to work with your opponent, under your direction, to minimize conflict and reach a mutually agreeable solution. But our foremost concern is the protection of your rights, and we are prepared to fight for those rights in court if necessary.
Contact Your Brookfield Real Estate Attorneys Today
Landlord-tenant issues in Wisconsin are complex and, because they deal with people’s homes, often emotional and stressful. Whether you need help enforcing a rental agreement, collecting rent, or defending against an unlawful eviction, the Wisconsin landlord and tenant lawyers at J. Peterman Legal Group can provide advice and help you address your problem. Contact us at our Brookfield office for help today!