Those seeking a home, home owners, tenants, and landlords should be aware of their rights and responsibilities. Your most basic rights involving finding a home are covered by the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination.
Besides the Fair Housing Act, federal or Wisconsin law covers other landlord responsibilities. These topics include:
- Disclosure of who owns the property and who collects the rent
- A contact for repairs
- The use of pesticides
- Responsibilities regarding person's with disabilities
- Building code violations
- Prior notice for termination or contract changes
Tenants also have responsibilities. These responsibilities include:
- Timely payment of rent
- Moving notice
- Up keep of your home
Additional information on each of these items can be found in the Related Links box.