August 18th: Companion Animals - When must you accept an animal.
When: Monday August 18th, 7:00 PM
Where: The Best Western, 1005 S. Moorland Road, Brookfield 53005
What: When must you accept animals in "No Pet" properties.
Who: Attorney Tristan Pettit
How Much? Free for current members. $25 nonmembers and expired members
Disability-related complaints, including those that involve assistance animals, are the most common discrimination complaint that HUD receives per John Trasvina, HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and and Equal Opportunity, so HUD felt a need to publish this Notice to provide further guidance on the topic.
The notice will provides landlords and management companies with an explanation how to properly treat a request by a tenant or their guest for a reasonable accomodation to the landlord’s “no pet” policy. Below are some highlights from the Notice but I strongly encourage everyone to read the entire Notice.
While the definition of a “service animal” under the ADA has been limited to include only dogs that have been specifically trained (and it specifically excludes emotional support animal) this limited ADA definition DOES NOT limit a landlord’s obligations to make reasonable accomodations for assistance animals under the Fair Housing Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act ot 1973, (or Wisconsin’s Open Housing Law for that matter)/
Attorney Tristan Pettit, drafts many of the standardized landlord tenant forms for Wisconsin Legal Blank. Tristan is in eviction court nearly every week representing many members of the Association and other landlords. Tristan presents Landlord Boot Camp for the Association twice a year. He also presents similar courses for attorneys across the state.
Tristan R. Pettit is a shareholder with the Milwaukee law firm of Petrie & Stocking S.C. which has been in existence for over 115 years assisting individuals, families and businesses throughout the state. He focuses his practice in the area of general civil and business litigation with an emphasis on landlord-tenant law.
Mr. Pettit handles both commercial and residential evictions and the accompanying damages claims for his clients throughout the state. He has also been involved in litigation dealing with lead-based paint, bedbugs, Fair Housing (discrimination) claims, building code orders, public nuisance lawsuits, and both the prosecution and defense of Wisconsin Administrative Code – ATCP 134 violations.
He assists clients with the drafting and interpretation of commercial leases and residential rental agreements and other rental documents and is the author of the landlord-tenant legal forms sold at Wisconsin Legal Blank Co., Inc., which are used throughout the state.
Mr. Pettit presents seminars on landlord-tenant law and related matters throughout the state and is a past president of the Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin, Inc. and is currently serving on its Board of Directors. He also is the author of a popular Wisconsin landlord-tenant law blog that can be found at www.LandlordTenantLawBlog.com
September 19th: Annual Trade show & Educational Event
September 25th: Quarterly Meeting
October 4th: Landlord Tenant Law Boot Camp More details and registration
October 20th: Insurance - Getting the right policy at the right price.
November 17th: Annual Election and Legal Q&A session
December: Christmas Party