Wisconsin rental/lease agreements

The free Wisconsin rental and lease agreement template is used for the renting of property between a lessor and a lessee ready to pay rent for residential or business purposes. The contract usually states the rent amount, the dwelling details, and the period of the lease. The lessee will usually complete a rental application that allows the lessor to get their employment and income situation and background information. Once the contract is signed by both parties, it becomes enforceable in a court of law. 

Wisconsin rental/lease agreement templates

Wisconsin rental/lease agreements

The 6 types of Wisconsin lease agreements

Commercial Rental Lease Agreement – A leasing agreement intended for non-livable uses such as hospitality, retail, store, etc.

Monthly Rental lease Agreement (§ 704.19) – A rental contract that can be terminated by either party with a minimum of twenty-eight days’ notice and rent paid every month. 

Rent-to-Own Rental Agreement– A lease contract that allows the lessee to acquire the leased property when certain conditions are met. The price can be negotiated beforehand or when the purchase option is triggered.

Roommate Lease Agreement – A tenancy for creating an accord between the roommates of a single dwelling unit. It stipulates their responsibilities and outlines how they should conduct themselves while living on the premises. 

Standard Residential Rental Contract – A popular tenancy contract with a fixed date usually lasting one year.

Sublease Agreement – For a lessee seeking to sublet the leased space. This arrangement usually requires approval from the lessor. This tenancy comes in two types: a commercial sublease and a residential sublease.

Four disclosure requirements

Agent Information (§ 134.04) – People allowed to access premises are required to be stated in the leasing agreement including an address for official notices.

Lead-Based Paint Information– For buildings constructed before the year 1978.

Move-in Document (§ 134.06) – If a security deposit is acceptable by the lessor, the lessee has to be informed in writing within seven days of their tenancy that they are allowed to inspect the dwelling for any defects. In addition, the property owner is required to notify the occupant of their right to view the last occupant’s charges removed from their security deposit during their exit of the property.

Utility (§ 134.04(3)) – If the rent does not include utility such as water, it has to be stated in the lease.

Protections from domestic abuse notice

The leasing contract should have the following as an addendum under § 704.14.

Access to property

The property owner can access the dwelling during reasonable periods with prior notice sent to the occupant under § 704.05(2).

Money deposited as security

Maximum – No limit.

Returning (§ 134.06) – The lessor is required to return all security deposits to the lessee within twenty-one days of their exit from the property.

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