LANDLORD RIGHTS AND ABANDONED PROPERTY IN WISCONSIN
In the course of renting property, occasionally people abandon property when they leave. As a landlord, it is important to follow the statutorily outlined steps and get a storage lien placed on the items as quickly as possible.
A landlord is allowed to charge “reasonable” storage fees to store the tenant’s stuff, assuming he gives the former owner notice. After some time, the landlord can take the items and sell them, recovering the reasonable storage fees and selling expenses. Any excess has to be remitted to either the previous owner or the state.
When a lien is placed on the property, it has to be paid before the property can be recovered by its original owner. Placing a lien on the property gives you rights and options that allow you to start earning storage expenses you can recover against when the asset is disposed of.
Our firm has extensive experience with liens and property rights. ContactAttorney David Daul or Warren Wanezek for a consultation. The attorneys atWanezek & Jaekels are experienced in both landlord and tenant rights and duties.