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Q: We are in WI. We are month to month lease. Landlord told us on 10/1/20 that we must move 11/1/20.

We have always paid rent on time. He is requiring us to move because he had to sell his primary residence. He has been unemployed and cannot afford his payment. He said he has to move back in here and we must move out. We have been unable to find a new place and are looking at being homeless. Can... Read more »

Sarah Lynn Ruffi
Sarah Lynn Ruffi answered on Oct 23, 2020

Yes, he can. The CDC moratorium only applies to a landlord evicting a tenant due to the tenant's failure to pay rent if the tenant can prove certain things, including that the tenant's inability to pay rent arose from COVID-19 and the tenant has attempted to obtain money to pay the rent.... Read more »

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Q: May I pay my last rent with the security deposit? If not, what can happen if I do?
Jason Anthony Greller
Jason Anthony Greller answered on Apr 17, 2020

Generally, the security deposit may not be used to pay the last month of rent. Doing so may trigger a late payment charge. Given the current pandemic, you might consider contacting the landlord and discussing this option. They may be more lenient and understanding at this time.

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Q: My tenant stopped paying rent. He has been there for almost 10 years. During the virus, what can I legally do?

He responded that he has been laid off since November, I asked if he will be paying. He is no longer responding.

Jason Anthony Greller
Jason Anthony Greller answered on Apr 10, 2020

Governor Evers’ Emergency Order 15 created a temporary ban on evictions.

Evers’ Order went into effect on March 27, 2020 and continues for 60 days.

1) Landlords are prohibited from serving any notice terminating tenancy for failure to pay rent.

2) Landlords are...
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