Wisconsin Month to Month Rental Agreement

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A Wisconsin Month to Month Lease Agreement is a shorter and more flexible type of lease. Unlike a long term lease, which runs for a specified amount of time, this type of lease terminates at the end of every pay period and renews when the tenant pays the rent.

In this type of lease, the rent or other terms of the lease can be altered essentially at the landlord’s discretion, simply by giving the tenant twenty eight (28) days written notice. Similarly, a renter can end their tenancy simply by giving the landlord twenty eight (28) days written notice. This level of flexibility makes it popular with students, tenants who are unsure of how long they will be remaining in the area and landlords who are unconvinced of their tenants financial stability.

Month to Month Leases rarely have laws pertaining specifically to them, and are usually governed by the same laws as a long term lease. All of Wisconsin’s laws governing leases can be found in the Wisconsin State Code, Chapter 134.