When destructive tenants operate out of rental property, neighborhoods suffer and landlords pay a high price. There is help available, and it's free. The City of Milwaukee's award winning Landlord Training Program works to teach landlords fundamental ways to properly screen tenants, be active managers in their property, how to identify illegal activity and keep it out of their property.

The classes are FREE and held on a regular basis through out the year at various locations. They are held on evenings and weekends to accommodate virtually anyone's schedule. The classes are generally either (1) five hour session in one day or (2) two and a half hour sessions for two nights. Attendees get a free 100 page comprehensive manual and handouts on a variety of legal and business issues related to managing a property.

Other options are available. To arrange a training session in your neighborhood or for a complete listing of future training dates, call the program coordinator at 286-2954. The Landlord Training Program is a joint effort of the Department of Neighborhood Services and the Milwaukee Police Department.

To learn more about the program and view a class schedule go to the Department of Neighborhood Services website.