Landlord And Tenant


Landlord Tenant Resources

The Menasha Police Department makes every effort to work with cooperative landlords in City.  We have partnered with other local agencies in conducting landlord training as well as established a network of communication between Fox Valley Police agencies, housing authorities, apartment associations, and landlords.  It is our goal to have quality, well-managed, and well-maintained rental properties for our citizens. Although most landlord/tenant issues are civil in nature, we feel it is important that we assist in any way that we can and have included a multitude of references below.

The following links are two of the best resources relating to landlord/tenant questions.  We have found their research into these situations to be top notch and highly recommend each of their publications.  Of course, all of the advice received from any resource is based upon the Landlord Tenant Law found in the WI Statutes Chapter 704 and ATCP code 134.

WI Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection

From their main page you can click on a number of related links like Fact sheets or Top complaints to better direct you to resources for landlord/tenant questions.

Tenant Resource Center

This website will walk you through anything and everything about the relationship between landlords and tenants and has an extensive amount of valuable resources.


1. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection provides an extensive review of landlord tenant law in WI with their resource “The WI Way”


2013 Act 76 made several significant changes to Wisconsin’s landlord-tenant laws. These changes take effect on March 1, 2014. Due to the nature of these recent changes, those from 2011 WI Act 143, and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen’s formal opinion  concerning residential lease provisions related to carpet cleaning, the Wisconsin Way – A Guide for Landlords and Tenants is being revised and we have removed the old version from our website.

2. The Tenant Resource Center provides a “must have” manual for managing apartments.

Apartment Management in Wisconsin

Although there is a fee for this manual, we strongly recommend this valuable resource as it explains the relationship but also has an appendix containing many samples which landlords can use. The Menasha Police Department has received written consent from the Tenant Resource Center to distribute the following samples taken directly from the Apartment Management in Wisconsin publication. We would encourage you to compare these samples of “best practices in the industry” to see how your paperwork compares.

QUICK LINKS to brochures addressing our most common questions