Category Archives: Housing Codes

Initial Thoughts on Licensing Wausau Landlords

If you have read this Sunday’s Wausau Daily Herald or watched the news last night on Channel 9, you are aware that the City of Wausau, yet again, is starting to make some noise about licensing rental properties. The Wausau … Continue reading

Posted in Abandoned Property, Apartments, Blight, Chronic Nusiance, City Council, Foreclosure, Housing Codes, Housing Task Force, WAAA, Wausau | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Free Political Speech in Wausau – Only If Properly Zoned

I received an interesting call from Wausau’s inspections department yesterday.  Apparantly, we are violating Wausau’s zoning codes and someone complained about this violation and now the City is following up. So.. what did we do?  Trash can out too early? … Continue reading

Posted in Blight, City Council, Conditional Use, Elections, Housing Codes, Wausau | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Pros and Cons of Rental Licensing in Wausau

  Another week has gone by, and it has been a pretty good one.  Although the Woodchucks dropped a couple of games early in the week (as well as having a bench-clearing brawl inWisconsin Rapids, which there truly is no … Continue reading

Posted in 30-Day Notice, Blight, Chronic Nusiance, Education, Federal Building, Housing Codes, Housing Task Force, Junior Achievement, Questions, Rent Smart, Trolley Apartments, UW-Extension, WNRB, Woodchucks | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who Should the City Fine???

Another week has come and gone and time for another installment of the Dr. Rent Radio Show.  This is the second week of pre-recorded shows and I am starting to get used to the process.  It took me nearly 3 … Continue reading

Posted in CCAP, Housing Codes, Housing Task Force, Protected Class, Questions, WNRB | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Should It Be My Fine – If It is Not My Violation???

An article covered by WAOW (TV Channel 9) on Friday, December 3rd demonstrates the need for some changes in ordinances in Wausau. One of the most common things heard during the three hearings the Wausau Housing Task Force had was … Continue reading

Posted in 14-Day Notice, 5-Day Notice, Blight, Education, Evictions, Housing Codes, Month-to-Month, Tenants, Wausau, WI SS 704 | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Back on the Air after a Week Off

My hopes that this week would be a little less stressful and full than the last two have had merit. Although there have still been some very long days, I am catching up on things instead of falling behind. I … Continue reading

Posted in ATCP 134, Discrimination, Double Damages, Foreclosure, Holdover, Housing Codes, Kenosha, Protected Class, Questions, Security Deposit, Untenantability, WI SS 704, Wisconsin Way, WNRB | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What's Worse, Lead-Based Paint or Old Carpet?

After a one week break from the radio show (because I had a speaking engagement that conflicted with the show), I will be back on the air tonight, Thursday, at 5 PM on WNRB-LP, 93.3 FM on your radio dial … Continue reading

Posted in Abandoned Property, CWAA, Death, Education, Garbage, Homestead Credit, Housing Codes, Lead Based Paint, NTC, Parking, Questions, Renovate Right Rules, Rent Certificate, WAA, WAAA, WNRB | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Comments at Tonight's City Council Meeting – UNABRIDGED

Tonight is the Wausau City Council meeting where the budget is finalized. However, actually more important to me is the City Council will be considering three changes to the housing codes being proposed by the Public Health and Safety Committee. … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Codes, Wausau | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Tale of 2 Cities (OK, 1 city and 1 village)

As you have probably assumed from seeing practically no new blog posts since last Thursday’s radio show preview post, it has been quite the week. My sister got me tickets to Saturday’s Badger game in Madison. The nice weather on … Continue reading

Posted in Badgers, Chronic Nusiance, CO Detectors, Corvette, Housing Codes, Questions, Wausau, Weston, WNRB | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

City to Again Look at Changes to Housing Codes

A while back I had posted about some possible changes coming in the Wausau Building Codes. These changes including establishing a fee for re-inspections, no longer allowing non-operational vehicles (unless in a garage), and requiring out-of-county property owners to establish … Continue reading

Posted in Housing Codes, Wausau | Leave a comment