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Archive of: Month to Month Tenancy

Are Wisconsin Residential Leases Worth The Paper They Are Written On?

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Rental Agreements, Mitigation of Damages / Re-Renting / Comments

In my personal opinion the answer is often "no."  The reason being is due to Wisconsin's requirement that a landlord make reasonable efforts to re-rent the unit if a tenant is evicted or decides to vacate early, and if this is not done, the landlord is not entitled to further rent from the breaching tenant.Now don't get me wrong, I am not saying that leases in Wisconsin are worthless and ...

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With A Month To Month Rental Agreement A Landlord Has More Options Than Just The 5 Day Notice

Posted by Tristan R. Pettit, Esq. in Notices / Comments

One reason many landlords choose to enter into a month to month tenancy (m2m) with a tenant rather than a 1 year lease (or other term lease) is because it is easier to remove a tenant under a m2m tenancy.In a m2m tenancy a landlord has the choice of serving a tenant with a 5 Day Notice for failure to pay rent,  a 14 Day Notice for failure to pay rent or for ...

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