Across the state of Wisconsin, approximately 25 municipalities employ landlord registration and/or rental inspection programs to enhance public health and safety and to improve property values. Registration of property owners and landlords and routine inspections of rental properties are essential tools to achieve these important goals.
Madison used to have a number of ordinances guiding landlord behavior, but over the past six years, the state Legislature nullified many of them. Now, a landlord “best practices” program aiming to reinforce the policies in those ordinances . . . Lisa Speckhard for The Capital Times 3/22/2017