Breaking News from the Rental Property Association of Wisconsin’s website and Blog:

Wisconsin Supreme Court rules on CCAP eviction records

04/16/2024 11:30 AM

The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected Legal Action’s bid to make eviction judgments disappear in one year instead of the statutory 10-year retention period.

The industry and good renters owe a large thank you to Attorney Heiner Giese, Rick Van Der Leest of the Green Bay and Appleton Associations, and Chris Mokler of the Wisconsin Apartment Association for making this happen. Rick and Heiner received mention by the Court at the hearing today.

Heiner’s comments:

Follow the statute: if no money judgment is docketed, then the case goes off CCAP after two years; if a writ was issued then the record is searchable for 10 years. Our goal has always been to encourage nonpaying tenants to move voluntarily, so landlords can dismiss a case without the trauma (for both parties) of having the sheriff do a forced moveout.

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  • 04/17/2024 10:57 AM| Mike Cottrell (Administrator)

    I want to personally thank our legislative team and housing coalition group for the outstanding effort they put into being the watchdog for the industry.

    Tim Ballering, Heiner Giese, Joe Murray, Mark Kvetkovskiy,
    Rick Van Der Leest, Gary Goyke, & Chris Mokler.

    Mike Cottrell
    RPA | President