Bloomer, WI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin

Q: My landlord passed away, how long do I have to stay here?

He did not leave a will, and only has one sister alive. Can she tell me I have to vacate the property now? Also, is she allowed to come into the house anytime she wants and take things out? As my landlord was also living in the home, how do I prevent her from taking my things?

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

A: The property is now in the estate of your deceased landlord. Any heir receiving the property will take the property subject to any existing leases. If you are on a month to month lease then your lease may be terminated in accordance with law and proper notice. If your lease is for a longer term, then you may continue that lease for the minimum of the remaining term.

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