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Areas of Practice
Landlord & Tenant Law
Landlord & Tenant law relates to the complex and specialized area of law dealing with landlord and tenant rights in residential and commercial rental situations. Commercial rental situations include not only renting commercial properties, but leases of farms and farmland, mobile homes and lots, and self-storage facilities.

Disputes can arise between landlords and tenants over a number of issues, including the amount or timing of rent payments, upkeep of the property, term of the tenancy, issues with neighboring tenants, and other issues. For both the landlord and tenant, landlord & tenant law is fraught with risk. For a tenant, failure to understand the law could result in eviction from the premises, a money judgment against the tenant, and difficulty renting in the future, among other issues. For a landlord, failure to understand and follow the law can result in a loss of your right to collect amounts owed from the tenant and significant monetary penalties, which include double the amount of damages incurred by a tenant plus said tenant’s legal fees.

The attorneys of Neuberger, Griggs, Sweet & Smith, LLP have a thorough understanding of the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants under Wisconsin law. Whenever possible, they can help you to avoid issues before they present themselves. If the issue has already arisen, they take a common-sense approach to efficiently and effectively attain their client’s goal. Our attorneys provide a full range of landlord & tenant services, including the following:
  • Residential lease agreements
  • Commercial lease agreements
  • Farmland lease agreements
  • Mobile/manufactured home lease agreements
  • Self-storage facility lease agreements
  • Nonstandard rental provisions
  • Rental rules and regulations
  • Rental applications and screening criteria
  • Damage to rental premises
  • Evictions
  • Security deposit issues
  • Tenancy notices
  • Collection of past due rent
  • All other landlord/tenant issues
For a consultation with Neuberger, Griggs, Sweet & Smith, LLP, please contact us.
George L. Neuberger, Jr.
Andrew R. Griggs
Jay S. Smith
Nicole N. Schrier
Ethan C. Geis

Neuberger, Griggs, Sweet & Smith, LLP has served clients from our offices in Watertown and Lake Mills since 1922. Our firm regularly serves clients located in Dodge County, Jefferson County, Dane County, Columbia County, Washington County, and Waukesha County, the communities of the Watertown, Lake Mills, Waterloo, Johnson Creek, Reeseville, Ixonia, Oconomowoc, Sullivan, Jefferson, Cambridge, Columbus, Deerfield, Marshall, Juneau, Fort Atkinson, Beaver Dam, Hartford, Madison, Sun Prairie, Monona Grove, Cottage Grove, McFarland, Stoughton, Edgerton, Delafield, Pewaukee, Dousman, Hartland, Brookfield, and Waukesha, and all of Wisconsin.