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New Law Favors Land Lord with Tenants involved in Criminal Activity - Eviction Action

Landlords with terrible tenants have a new tool in their kit bag.   A new Wisconsin law creates a new basis to evict a tenant, even where the lease makes no mention of this manner of eviction.   That new basis is applicable when tenants are involved with criminal or drug activity.  When those circumstances occur a landlord may initiate an eviction action.  If the landlord can prove by a preponderance of the evidence that the tenant is involved in criminal activity the courts can award eviction.  This process and law however is brand new.  Court are likely to be cautious in ordering such an eviction, at least in the short term.  The landlord will have to provide credible evidence of the criminal or drug related activity  to evict an unwanted tenant .  Please watch my television interview on the topic. http://www.nbc26.com/news/landlords-close-to-getting-more-power-to-evict-tenants?autoplay=true  Unfortunately such matters of evidence can be complex, you should have an experienced attorney assist you with this type of eviction. 

Contact Attorney David Daul for assistance with evicting a tenant involved in criminal and drug related activity at (920)4347-8191, [email protected]