Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin

Q: We gave our tenants a 30 day notice. Now they are refusing to pay this months rent. Can we give them a 5 day quit notice

So can we ask them to get out in five days?

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Sarah Lynn Ruffi
Sarah Lynn Ruffi
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Wausau, WI
  • Licensed in Wisconsin

A: Yes. If they are a month-to-month tenant, §704.17, Wis. Stats., allows you to give either a 5-day or 14-day notice for failure to rent. If they are under a lease for one year or less, §704.17(2), Wis. Stats., allows you to give them a 5-day notice to pay or vacate. No prohibition against giving the notice simply because you gave them a 30-day notice terminating their tenancy exists under §704.17, Wis. Stats.

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