State Rental Laws: Wisconsin

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Each State has its own version of laws relating to residential rentals. The diagram below shows Federal laws are the foundation and take precedence. This lesson covers the State legislation.

This lesson summarizes some key landlord-tenant laws applicable to residential rental units. Landlord-tenant laws are always changing, and may even vary from county to county. You have a responsibility to perform your own research and cautiously apply the laws to your unique situation.  If you have a legal question or concern, you should contact a licensed attorney referral service that is operated by the state bar association. This lesson is not intended to be exhaustive or a substitute for qualified legal advice.

Laws applicable to rentals
State Laws

Landlord and Tenant legislation – Wisconsin

Here are 3 excellent explanations of the Wisconsin Landlord Tenant Laws:

Legal Action of Wisconsin Tenant Sourcebook

The Wisconsin Way – A guide for landlords and tenants (Dept of Agriculture)

Wisconsin – LT-LandlordTenantGuide497


LANDLORD AND TENANT – Links to the Legislation

2019 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations

Chapter 704. Landlord and tenant.


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