Cary Spivak and Mary Spicuzza Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 6:00 AM EDT Jun 14, 2019 Assembly Speaker Robin Vos views himself as one of the best landlords in Whitewater. "If you are going to talk about the fact that I'm a landlord, it would be fair to say that, based on earlier news reporting, I am one of the better landlords and I have satisfied tenants," said Vos, R-Rochester. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters reached out to past tenants and visited several properties owned by Vos' company, Ladwig & Vos. While some tenants voiced minimal or few complaints, others said they would never rent from a Vos company again. "They were terrible landlords," said Candice Berryman, who was briefly a tenant in 2010. "I mean terrible." So bad that Berryman and her four roommates moved out after they said they lost power more than two dozen times from June 2, 2010, to Aug. 31, 2010, court records show. The roommates, all University … [Read more...] about Robin Vos says he’s a good landlord. Some tenants dispute that.
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Certain relationships are inherently antagonistic — dogs and cats, Broncos and Raiders, Democrats and Republicans, Doug Bruce and everyone else. Also on this list are landlords and tenants — the law has been trying to strike a balance for hundreds of years, with only limited success.The Colorado Legislature took on this challenge in 2008 with a law creating a “warranty of habitability.” The 2008 law gave tenants new tools to use in dealing with a rental property that was dangerous to life, health or safety or was otherwise “uninhabitable.”A property was uninhabitable if, among other things, it lacked weather protection; did not have adequate running water, including reasonable amounts of hot water; had defective plumbing, gas or electrical systems; did not have a heating apparatus in good working order; did not have adequately maintained floors, stairways and railings; or suffered from an infestation of rodents or vermin.The Legislature revisited the … [Read more...] about Jim Flynn: Legislature again wades into landlord-tenant disputes
Manufactured home park landlords, tenants, agree to mandatory mediation process, and providing an attorney for residents. But that could soon change. Under a compromise headed to the Legislature that was worked out Friday by representatives of park owners and residents, both sides must agree to mandatory mediation of disputes, and residents could get the services of a specially trained lawyer to represent them. The bill, endorsed by the Manufactured Housing Landlord/Tenant Coalition, gets its first hearing Monday in the state Senate, and figures to get a green light now that both sides have blessed it. Manufactured and mobile owners say they are often at the mercy of their landlords, even though they own their own properties. "We could never get park owners to come to mediation to talk about problems that we didn't think were addressed," said Nancy Inglehart, a tenant advocate who lives in Bell Acres Mobile Estates in Gresham. To resolve such sticky disputes, the Legislature has … [Read more...] about Resolving landlord-tenant disputes at mobile home parks
Phil Drake Great Falls Tribune Published 11:43 AM EST Feb 9, 2019 HELENA -- A state Senate panel has killed a bill that would have let landlords send tenants to a collections agency for unpaid rent and other charges without a court ruling. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 5-5 Friday on Senate Bill 184, sponsored by Sen. Roger Webb, R-Billings, meaning as a tie it would not move forward. The bill was then tabled. The bill would have amended the Residential Landlord Tenant Act. The changes would also allow landlords to charge their tenants fees if they break their lease agreement. Sen. Bryce Bennett, D-Missoula, who said he worked on the Landlord Tenant Act in a previous session, argued the bill created an uneven playing field for handling disputes. “This bill heavily weights in favor of landlords and against tenants,” he said, adding landlords could set the price for penalties without a third party review. Committee Chair Sen. Keith Regier, R-Whitefish, … [Read more...] about Montana lawmakers stall landlord-tenant bill
By Amanda Cuda Updated 10:10 am CST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 MILFORD — A Shelton man was charged with breach of peace on Monday, following an incident in which he allegedly yelled at tenants of a property he owns on Erna Avenue. According to police, officers responded to the Erna Avenue residence on the report of a landlord/tenant dispute. They eventually arrested Gabor Pernyeszi, 65, of Shelton, who was accused of going to the property he owns and engaging in a verbal dispute with the tenants that rent the property. Police said the victims reported that Pernyeszi entered the property and began yelling at tenants about work done to the property. Pernyeszi was charged with breach of peace and released on a promise to appear in court Dec. 4. … [Read more...] about Shelton man charged in landlord/tenant dispute