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Security Deposits and Rent Credits

Security Deposits

  • Your landlord must mail your security deposit, or partial deposit with itemized deductions, within 21 days of the end of your lease. 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 must return your deposit within 21 days after the lease ends. ATCP 134.06(2)(b); Wis. Stats. 704.28(4)

  • Your landlord cannot deduct routine painting or carpet cleaning from the 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: 08/04/2021

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