Can a Tenant Change the Locks in Wisconsin?

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Can a Tenant Change the Locks in Wisconsin?

In Wisconsin, a tenant may request that their landlord change their lock under certain circumstances. Specifically, if a tenant in Wisconsin supplies proof that they or their child is at immediate risk for harm, their landlord must honor any lock change requests and perform that necessary modification within 48 hours of receiving their tenant’s request. The Wisconsin statute that establishes this procedure does not indicate if the tenant is responsible for paying for this kind of lock change, however.

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