Wisconsin 12-Hour Landlord Notice to Enter

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A Wisconsin notice to enter notifies a tenant that their landlord needs to access their rental unit for an allowable reason. The landlord is required to give the tenant at least twelve (12) hours’ notice before entry and can only access the unit during reasonable hours.

Laws§704.05(2), ATCP 134.09

Notice can be used for

  • Inspection;
  • Repairs; and
  • Showing to potential buyers or tenants.

Other Landlord Access

Absence (§704.05(2)) – A landlord may enter a rental unit without notice or consent when the tenant is absent from the premises if they have reason to believe the entry is necessary to protect the property in any way.

Emergency (§134.09(2)(b)2.) – A landlord may enter a rental unit without notice or consent in case of an emergency.

Rental Agreement (§134.09(2)(c)) – A landlord and tenant may establish mutually agreeable rules regarding entry in the lease agreement.