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An easement is a nonpossessory interest in land giving the easement holder the right to use land, owned by another, for a particular use. A common easement is a driveway easement, which gives a neighboring property owner access to that owner’s property using the driveway owned by a neighbor. In the Spring, 2017 issue, I.

Can’t You Hear Me Knocking? Wisconsin Revises Landlord-Tenant Laws

Wisconsin’s landlord-tenant laws continue to evolve, with a new batch of changes now effective this year.  Below are a few of the more significant changes. Emotional Support Animals An “emotional support animal” provides emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship for an individual, but is not trained to help an individual with a disability. Under the.

New Law Limits Local Discretion in Conditional Use Process

Maybe you want to open a coffee shop down the street. The area, however, may not be zoned for coffee shops. You’ve hesitated because you would have to obtain special zoning approval through a conditional use permit (“CUP”), which allows a landowner to use land in a way not otherwise permitted under traditional zoning. Now.

Koutnik and O’Neill Present on Cyber Fraud Issues

                             FOS Shareholders Matt O’Neill and Mike Koutnik presented on the issue of cyber fraud in real estate at the March 19, 2018 meeting of the Apartment Association of Southeastern Wisconsin. Nearly 100 people attended the event to learn more about cyber fraud.