A Wisconsin 5-day notice to quit for non-compliance is a legal document detailing the violation of a lease agreement by a tenant who’s lived at the property for less than one year. The tenant can comply with the notice by making a genuine offer to pay for the damages their breach caused or taking reasonable steps to correct their behavior.
If a tenant doesn’t fix the offense within five days and remains on the property, the landlord can initiate an eviction lawsuit. A tenant may respond to the notice with a written explanation of why they believe they haven’t violated the lease’s terms.
Governing Law — WI Statutes § 704.17(2)(b).
Notice Types — A 5-day notice to quit for a lease breach in Wisconsin can fall into one of two categories:
- Curable: Curable offenses include ones that a landlord will allow a tenant to fix. For example, the landlord may ask the tenant to remove an unauthorized pet from the property.
- Noncurable: Noncurable violations are breaches a landlord won’t allow a tenant to fix. It’s up to the landlord’s discretion if a violation is noncurable.