New Rent Smart Fact Sheets!

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension has created two Rent Smart fact sheets to assist housing applicants, tenants, and landlords understand the housing laws that apply to application fees and evictions. These fact sheets describe scenarios around the return of application fees and the notices required to begin the legal eviction process.

Application Fees

What are they? How can they be used? Do I get them back?

Check out this fact sheet for answers to these questions and more:
Application Fees Fact Sheet

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Notices to Terminate Tenancy

Check out this fact sheet for processes for written leases for 12 months or less and for periodic tenancy (month-to-month or week-to-week):

Rent Smart focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for a successful renting experience. It challenges participants to know and understand their rights and responsibilities as a tenant, as well as know and understand the rights and responsibilities of their landlord.

For more information about Rent Smart or to register for an available class, visit the website.