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.