Mchenry, IL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin

Q: I own a duplex and live in one side. My tenants are not paying their utilities bill. What can I do?

The lease my tenants signed indicates that they have to pay for utilities and cable. We are located in Wisconsin.

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Jason Anthony Greller
Jason Anthony Greller
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Madison, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: If the lease specifies that the tenant is responsible for the payment of utilities, then their failure to pay the utilities is a breach of the lease. Depending on the lease type, you could then deliver to them a Notice to cure their breach. If they failed to cure, within the allotted time, then you begin an action to evict them. You would want to consult an attorney regarding the Notice type to deliver which depends on your lease.

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