Kenosha, WI asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin

Q: My landlord passed on the 3rd and her daughter want the house told us we have thirty days to move out I need advice

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

A: If you have a written lease for a term you may certainly stay through the term of the lease. If you are on a month to month lease, then the landlord may terminate the tenancy with 28 days of notice before the start of the next rental period. So if your month to month tenancy starts on the first of each month, and the landlord notifies you on the 6th of July, then there is less than 28 days before the start of the next rental period - August 1. In that case, you would then have the right to stay in the property through August. On the other hand, if the landlord notified you on July 2nd, then the lease would terminate at the end of July.

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