Wisconsin Lease Termination Notice Forms

Last Updated: January 10, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

A Wisconsin lease termination notice is a document that officially announces the upcoming end of a rental tenancy. Either a landlord or tenant may give notice, in most cases at least 30 days in advance.

Types of Wisconsin Lease Termination Notice Forms

Notice Form Lease Type
7 Day Notice To Vacate Weekly
28 Day Notice To Vacate Monthly / Yearly
Notice of Lease Renewal or Extension Renewal / Extension

Wisconsin 7 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Wisconsin 7 Day Notice To Vacate terminates a week-to-week lease, as well as rental arrangements without a written lease where the tenant pays rent weekly. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least seven (7) calendar days before the end of the following rental period or expiration of the lease.

Wisconsin 28 Day Notice To Vacate

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A Wisconsin 28 Day Notice To Vacate form terminates most regular rental agreements, including month-to-month tenancies and most fixed-term leases. This form may also serve as notice of non-renewal with no lease or an expired lease. The non-terminating party must receive notice at least twenty-eight (28) calendar days before the end of the following rental period or expiration of the lease.

Wisconsin Notice of Renewal or Extension of the Lease

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A Wisconsin Notice of Renewal or Extension of the Lease provides notice to a tenant about an upcoming automatic lease renewal or extension. It must be delivered at least fifteen (15) calendar days before the tenant would be required to give notice of non-renewal, but not more than thirty (30) calendar days before such a deadline.

How To Write a Lease Termination Notice in Wisconsin

To ensure the legal compliance of a lease termination notice:

  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. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  4. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  5. Print name and sign the notice
  6. 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 Calculate Expiration Date in Wisconsin

The “clock” for a lease termination notice starts “ticking” the day after the notice gets delivered (served). For example, to give at least 30 days of notice and terminate a tenancy as of June 30th, delivery of the termination letter must be no later than May 31st. 

In most jurisdictions, if the last day of a notice period is a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the period continues to run until the end of the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

How To Serve a Lease Termination Notice in Wisconsin

Wisconsin landlords and tenants may deliver a lease termination notice using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a person of suitable age who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party, PLUS delivering notice by standard mail
  3. Posting the notice on the premises, PLUS delivering notice by standard mail
  4. Delivering the notice specifically through registered or certified mail

If notice is hand delivered or posted on the premises, counting begins immediately for the notice period. If the letter is mailed, then counting begins on the 2nd calendar day after mailing.

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