Wisconsin 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: February 5, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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Wisconsin 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for an initial lease violation, in tenancies of one year or less and year-to-year tenancies. The tenant must take appropriate corrective action or move out within five (5) judicial days (i.e., not counting weekends or legal holidays) of receiving notice.

When To Use a Wisconsin 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

A Wisconsin 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate begins the eviction process when the tenant has violated a covenant or condition of the lease. This notice applies to first-time lease violations in tenancies of one (1) year or less and year-to-year tenancies.

Some types of Wisconsin lease 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 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Comply or Vacate:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving party, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy, and the corrective action(s) required to avoid termination
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. 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 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Wisconsin landlords may deliver a Notice To Comply or Vacate using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. 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
  3. Hand delivery competent person on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party, PLUS delivery by mail
  4. Only after all hand delivery attempts fail: Posting at a conspicuous place on the premises, such as the entry door, PLUS delivery by mail
  5. Delivery by registered or certified mail

To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days.

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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.

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