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lease (by marlene [WI]) Feb 19, 2021 11:00 AM
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lease (by marlene [WI]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 11:00 AM

State Specific Question About: WISCONSIN (WI)

My friend had to get an attorney to evict some renters. Her judge gave the eviction, but no back rent because she didn't have a written lease with them. Her attorney, after looking at her written lease (she does have one, just didn't give it to these people)said that she should redo AND have them sign a new lease EVERY YEAR. the attorney said that way you can make changes if you want. But, if your lease is a year and after a year is up, is month to month, isn't that better? you can still make changes if you give renter 30 days. --184.100.xx.xx

lease (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 11:27 AM

I've asked about this on here before, and there was a difference of opinion.

We don't sign a full new lease if there is a change, just keep records of any changes we send through and attach them to the original lease. Make everything official by sending changes via certified mail with tracking, keeping all copies, and giving proper notice. We don't have any really long term tenants, but if I did have a tenant for a LONG time and had made many changes, I'd probably draft up a new lease rather than having a whole bunch of changes stapled onto the existing lease.

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