Wis. Assembly OKs Bill Expanding Landlord Powers

The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill that is meant to give landlords a little more room to move when it comes to crimes committed on their properties or tenants that they need to evict. The Republican bill grants these property owners the ability to dispose of anything that evicted tenants might leave behind and to tow the evicted tenant's cars so that they are not left sitting on the property. This new law also gives the landlord the ability to evict a tenant should a crime happen on the property that the tenant had the ability to prevent.

Though the new measures passed 57-37 by the Assembly (the Senate having passed it last month), Democrats argue that this will cause problems for tenants and limit their rights. Minor changes in the language of the bill were made by the Assembly when it was passed and the Senate will need to sign off on those.

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POSTED October 09 2013 11:22 AM

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