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Security Deposits

 

  • Your security deposit or partial deposit with a written itemized statement showing thespecific reasons for any deductions must be mailed within 21 days of the termination ofthe rental agreement. MGO 32.07(7), ATCP 134.06(4), Wis. Stats. 704.28 

  • If you move out early,and the unit is not re-rented, they can return your deposit up to 21days after the end of the lease. ATCP 134.06(2)(b); Wis. Stats. 704.28(4)

  • Routine painting or carpet cleaning, if there is no unusual damage caused by tenant abuse, cannot be deducted from security deposit. MGO 32.07(14), ATCP 134.06(3)(c) 
  • Cashing a check for partial payment does not mean you waive your rights to seek the full amount owed. MGO 32.07(7)(d), ATCP 134.06(2)(e) 
  • Remember to provide a forwarding address for your security deposit. ATCP 134.06(5)
Last Updated: 08/13/2012

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