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What is a Wisconsin Month-to-Month Lease?
A month-to-month lease is a rental agreement that starts out as a single month to see how the arrangement works out. Then, if both parties would like to continue with the arrangement, the lease will automatically renew each month. This is a type of agreement that has a lot of flexibility, which means that the tenant will be able to move out of the unit with very little notice, and the landlord will be able to force the tenant to move out quickly as well when the agreement is not working out as intended. In addition, a landlord will be able to raise the rent for the unit by sending a notice to the month-to-month tenant stating that they are planning to raise the rent.
Wisconsin Requirements for a Month-to-Month Lease Termination
With a month-to-month lease in Wisconsin, the landlord and the tenant will need to give the other party a notice when they are planning to end the rental agreement that was signed originally. Both the landlord and the tenant will need to give the other party a 28-day notice before any changes are made. If the tenant is vacating, this will give the landlord time to find a new tenant for the property. If the landlord is requesting the tenant to vacate, they will have time to look for a new place to live before they need to move out.
Raising the Rent in Wisconsin
When the landlord wants to implement something such as raising the rent, they will be required to give notice to the tenant before it is done. However, according to the laws of Wisconsin, there is not a specific amount of time that is required before the landlord can raise the rent. There are no limitations on the amount that it can be raised or how often the rent can go up either.