ARTICLE LIBRARY

The Article Library is a collection of articles written by attorneys of the Law Office Stevens & Kuss S.C. over the years for various publications and organizations.  The information contained in the Article Library is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to Real Estate and Construction Law.  We recommend you consult a lawyer for professional advice before making a determination on whether the information contain herein is appropriate to your particular situation.

Rudolph J. Kuss Blog Posts:

Revisiting The Statute of Limitation For Claims Against Home Inspectors
Wis. Stat. s. 452.142’s Impact On Breach of Contract And Negligence Claims Against Real Estate Agents
Exploiting Wis. Stat. s. 452.142’s Weaknesses – The Seller’s Contribution Claim
Exploiting Wis. Stat. s. 452.142’s Weaknesses – The Buyer’s Misrepresentation Claims
Civil Trial Lawyers Should Not Handle Their Own Appeals
Evaluating The Post-Trial Appeal
Wis. Stat. s. 452.142 Applies To Real Estate Closings From This Date Forward
Buying Residential Property From An Estate
Buyers: Declare Your Independence From Inspection Agreements
Wis. Stat. s. 100.18 – For Members Only
Making A Viable Claim Under The Home Improvement Practice Code
Wisconsin Court of Appeals: Property Owners May Testify On The Value Of Their Property
Buyers Should Always Hire Their Own Inspectors
The General Rule Is That Sellers of Residential Real Estate Are Required To Complete A Real Estate Condition Report
Every Year Is Getting Shorter, Never Seem To Find The Time
Nuisance Actions- When All Is Not Good In The ‘Hood
Your Basement Should Be In Pictures (And Videos)!
No One Told You When To Run – You Missed The Starting Gun!
The Real Estate Condition Report- Don’t Buy Home Without One!
“Not Another Leaky Basement Case!”

Advice for home inspectors:

YOU CAN BE RIGHT AND STILL LOSE
TO BRING IN A SPECIALIST
THE SELLERS REAL ESTATE CONDITION REPORT
THE IDEAL ARBITRATION PROCESS
THE SUMMARY PAGE OF HOME INSPECTORS REPORT
THE CURE IS WORSE THAN THE DISEASE
THE ARBITRATION PROCESS
TELL THE SELLERS TO POUND SAND
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
SIZING UP THE PROBLEM CLIENT
SIGNS OF BASEMENT PROBLEMS WHERE THE WALLS ARE COVERED
SERIOUS LIABILITY
RED FLAGS FOR MOLD
PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS
OPERATE UNDER THE NAME YOUR MOTHER GAVE YOU
Mr. Do-It-Yourself A home inspectors worst nightmare
LIMITING LIABILITY IN YOUR CONTRACT
LAWSUITS AGAINST HOME INSPECTORS
KNOW WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW
INSPECTING ROOFS
HOW TO SETTLE A CLAIM
HOW MUCH SHOULD A HOME INSPECTOR INCLUDE IN HIS OR HER REPORT
HOME INSPECTORS MAGAZINE
HOME INSPECTOR RELEASE FORM
DECIDE WHOSE SIDE YOU ARE ON
CONSIDER INSURING YOURSELF
CONDENSATION IN THE WALLS
BEWARE OF THE DEPARTMENT
BE CAREFUL ABOUT PRE-SALE HOME INSPECTIONS INSPECTIONS
A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO HOME INSPECTORS
SERIOUS LIABILITY