Wisconsin Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

The Wisconsin rental agreements may be used for the authorization of a landlord and tenant relationship for the use of commercial or residential space. Both types must follow all State laws (Commercial Act 143 | Residential Chapter 704) which lays out how the agreement should be written and what responsibilities each party will have during the term of tenancy. As with all legal documents, once a verbal agreement has been made and the landlord has verified the tenant's credentials a formal contract should be finalized.

The Wisconsin commercial lease agreement is a document that binds a business tenant, acting as an entity or individual, and a property owner typically of retail, office, or industrial space. The landlord should always review the tenant’s credentials with the rental application and through verifying the entity with the Secretary of State Website (only if it is an entity). Tax returns for prior years should also be requested and once the tenant is approved the verbal negotiations should be transferred…

The Wisconsin month to month lease agreement is a document written for a landlord and tenant seeking a type of tenancy arrangement that allows either party to void or change the terms of the contract with at least twenty-eight (28) days notice (704.19). The form requires the property owner and lessee to remain following all residential State laws (Chapter 704) even though it may be deemed a short-term lease. Disclosures Lead Paint – Only required if the housing structure was…

In Wisconsin there are two types of notice to quit forms depending on how long the term is for the rental agreement on the property. Lease At or Less Than One (1) Year | PDF | Word – If the lease was signed for one (1) year or less than the landlord must provide five (5) days for the tenant to pay rent or vacate the premises. Lease for More Than One (1) Year | PDF | Word –  If the…

The Wisconsin rental application is a screening document used for a potential tenant when reviewing their personal, employment, and financial information to see if they are fit for a lease agreement. For more thorough examinations the tenant should provide their previous year tax return to prove income. Security Deposits There is no State maximum. Therefore if the applicant’s credit or employment records do not come back as good as the landlord would like they may ask for a higher than normal…

The Wisconsin residential lease agreement is a common form used for the renting of space to be used for livable purposes. It is common for the landlord to take into account the tenant’s financial and employment status before issuing a lease. During the verification process the landlord may be able to view all the details about the tenant with the Rental Application. At the time of lease signing, the landlord is allowed to request as much as they desire for the…

The Wisconsin sublease is a legal document used for the renting of space from a tenant, that has a signed lease to a property, and a person seeking to make an agreement for the same space. A sublease may be setup by the original tenant, or ‘sublessor’, for the entire space to be rented or for a partial part of it. Either way the sublessor will have to check with the landlord if subletting is not allowed in their original…


The following must be conveyed to the tenant according to Wisconsin Law;

Housing Code Violations (134.04) – If the landlord has violations at the time of lease signing with local or State offices it must be forwarded to the tenant.

Landlord/Manager Identity (134.04) – The property owner and manager (if any) must be recognized in the lease as well as an address for the tenant to send official notices.

Lead-Paint – Federal law requiring all landlords to inform of their tenants of the potential of lead paint in housing built before 1978.

Move-in Checklist (134.06) – Within seven (7) days of the start of tenancy the landlord must provide a move-in checklist. For leaving the premises use the Move-out Checklist.

Nonstandard Rental Provisions (134.09) – Document must be attached to the lease if the landlord wishes to enter the property for reasons not listed with the State.

Utilities (134.09) – The landlord must outline any and all utility charges in the lease such as water, heat, cable, internet, etc.


Security Deposits

Maximum – There is no State cap. Landlord may charge as much as desired.

Return (704.28) – The landlord must give back the deposit within twenty-one (21) days to the tenant after they have vacated the property.


There is no Statute that requires the landlord to give the tenant notice before entering the property. Although it is highly recommended that the landlord, at the very least, call the tenant prior to making common area maintenance or repairs.