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A Wisconsin lease agreement is a legally binding document between a landlord and a tenant. The document outlines the duties of both parties as they relate to the property. It also explains how the property may be used and how long the lease is in effect. All Wisconsin lease agreements must be in compliance with the landlord-tenant laws of Wisconsin.
In Wisconsin, the most commonly used lease agreements are those written for residential property. The most commonly used residential lease agreements are an annual standard lease agreement, a month-to-month agreement, a lease to own agreement, a roommate agreement, and a subleasing agreement.
Because a standard Wisconsin lease agreement contains so much information, it’s important that you read it carefully before you sign it if you’re the tenant. A standard lease agreement is usually in place for 12 months. It includes:
For the lease to be legally binding, both the landlord and the tenant must sign it.
Landlords must disclose:
The landlord must provide advance notice of entering the property and they must enter at reasonable times.
There is no maximum on how much a landlord can charge as a security deposit. The deposit must be returned within 21 days of the landlord regaining control of the property.