Wisconsin Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template

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The Wisconsin Standard Residential Lease Agreement is a basic rental agreement that is used between owner/landlord and tenant(s) to outline all of the terms, conditions and any other required information required to properly establish a rental agreement. The tenant must carefully review and agree to all of the sections of the lease agreement before the application of the tenant’s signature. If the language of the agreement is unclear to the tenant(s) they may wish to consider a consultation with an attorney for clarification and/or representation.

Laws – Chapter 704 (Landlord & Tenant)

HandbookLandlord-Tenant Guide (PDF)

How To Write

Step 1 – Parties and Occupants – Enter the following into the document at the top of the page:

  • Enter the number of adult and minor occupants
  • Enter the names of the occupants
  • AND
  • Provide the name of the landlord
  • AND
  • If there is an agent, provide the name of the agent
  • Agent’s Phone Number
  • Agent’s Address
  • City
  • State
  • Apartment number (if any)
  • AND
  • Enter the name of the agent for collection of rent
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code

Step 2 – Premises – Enter the following:

  • The address of the premises
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code
  • Apartment Unit (if any)

Step 3 – Rent

  • Enter the amount of the rent
  • Enter any additional fees
  • Specify other fees
  • Enter the date in which the rent payment is considered late
  • Enter the amount of late fees if the rental payment is late
  • Enter any other landlord or tenant responsibilities in the lines provided

Step 4 – Term – Provide the following information or strike any statement that doesn’t apply

Step 5 – Utilities

  • Check the lines stating what utilities are paid by the tenant and which are paid by the landlord and included in the rental amount

Step 6 – Security Deposit – Landlord must enter:

  • The amount of the security deposit payable on signing of the agreement

Step 7 – Titled Sections – Tenant(s) must read and agree to the remaining sections of the lease as follows:

  • Deductions From Prior Tenant(s) Security Deposit
  • Time is of the Essence
  • Rental Document
  • Co-Signer/Guarantor – In the event a co-signer is required, provide the following:
  • Signature(s) of Co-Signer(s)(Co-Signer’s Printed Name -Date the Signature – Address)
  • AND
  • Signature(s) of Landlord(s) or Agent
  • Printed name(s) of Landlord(s) or Agent
  • Tenant(s) Notice to Vacate
  • Controlling Law
  • Possession and Abandonment
  • Personal Property
  • Use of Premises and Guests
  • Maintenance
  • Rules
  • Breach and Termination
  • Responsibility for Utilities
  • Rent
  • Code Violations and Adverse Conditions
  • Damage by Casualty
  • Repairs
  • Entry by Landlord
  • Extermination Costs
  • Continuation of Agreement
  • Assignment of Agreement
  • Modification and Termination