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March 24, 2021

New Landlord & Tenant Manual

At the State Law Library, we help numerous patrons each week with questions about eviction, landlord entry, repairs, security deposits, and other landlord tenant issues. If you find yourself in this situation even occasionally, check out the new State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE publication Wisconsin Landlord & Tenant Manual today. Chances are, it may become a go-to resource on your bookshelf!

The lifecycle of a tenancy is discussed from the beginning - with selecting and screening tenants, and signing a lease. Later concerns are also addressed such as property left behind and collecting on a judgment after a tenancy has ended. Many Wisconsin state court forms, guides, and Wisconsin Legal Blank forms are included. Local ordinances and differences between counties are discussed and how state landlord tenant laws apply in various situations.

Written in plain English, this manual can help landlords, tenants, attorneys, property management employees, and anyone fielding questions from these groups.

Chapters include:
  • Screening and Qualifying Prospective Tenants
  • Rental Documents
  • Earnest Money and Security Deposits
  • Repairs and Maintenance of Rental Premises
  • General Rental Issues
  • Renewal and Termination of Rental Agreements
  • Eviction
  • Legal Proceedings and Recovery of Damages
  • Collections
  • Manufactured Home Community Rentals
Call us at 608-267-9696 or email us at wsll.ref@wicourts.gov to check out a copy of the Wisconsin Landlord & Tenant Manual.

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