A Wisconsin 30 Day Notice To Quit is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for nonpayment of rent, in a tenancy of over one (1) year. The tenant must pay the balance due or move out within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving notice.
When To Use a Wisconsin 30 Day Notice To Quit
A Wisconsin 30 Day Notice To Quit applies to tenancies of more than one (1) year, for nonpayment of rent. The notice demands the tenant pay the full past due balance, or else move out within thirty (30) calendar days.
Some types of Wisconsinlease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.
How To Write a Wisconsin 30 Day Notice To Quit
To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Quit:
Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy, and payment required to avoid termination
Fill in the full address of the rental premises
Provide updated/current address and phone number information
Print name and sign the notice
Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature
It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.
How To Serve a Wisconsin 30 Day Notice To Quit
Wisconsin landlords may deliver a Notice To Quit using any of these methods:
Hand delivery to the other party
Hand delivery to a family member of the other party at least age 14 on the property and informing them of the contents of the notice
Hand delivery competent person on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party, PLUS delivery by mail
Only after all hand delivery attempts fail: Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises, such as the entry door, PLUS delivery by mail
Delivery by registered or certified mail
To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days.
In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.
(a) If a tenant under a lease for more than one year fails to pay rent when due, or commits waste, or breaches any other covenant or condition of the tenant’s lease, the tenancy is terminated if the landlord gives the tenant notice requiring the tenant to pay the rent, repair the waste, or otherwise comply with the lease on or before a date at least 30 days after the giving of the notice, and if the tenant fails to comply with the notice. A tenant is deemed to be complying with the notice if promptly upon receipt of the notice the tenant takes reasonable steps to remedy the default and proceeds with reasonable diligence, or if damages are adequate protection for the landlord and the tenant makes a bona fide and reasonable offer to pay the landlord all damages for the tenant’s breach; but in case of failure to pay rent, all rent due must be paid on or before the date specified in the notice.
(1)Notice by landlord. Notice by the landlord or a person in the landlord’s behalf must be given under this chapter by one of the following methods:
(a) By giving a copy of the notice personally to the tenant or by leaving a copy at the tenant’s usual place of abode in the presence of some competent member of the tenant’s family at least 14 years of age, who is informed of the contents of the notice;
(b) By leaving a copy with any competent person apparently in charge of the rented premises or occupying the premises or a part thereof, and by mailing a copy by regular or other mail to the tenant’s last-known address;
(c) If notice cannot be given under par. (a) or (b) with reasonable diligence, by affixing a copy of the notice in a conspicuous place on the rented premises where it can be conveniently read and by mailing a copy by regular or other mail to the tenant’s last-known address;
(d) By mailing a copy of the notice by registered or certified mail to the tenant at the tenant’s last-known address.