All eviction information is taken from The Wisconsin Way: A Guide for Landlords and Tenants (pages 4-5), published by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (2005).
Tenants who pay partial rent, no rent or late rent (even one day late) put themselves at risk for eviction, as do tenants who break the rules or terms of the rental agreement or cause damage.
Month-to-month tenants may be given a written five-day quit or pay rent notice or a 14-day written notice to vacate the property.
Five-day notice: This written notice from the landlord gives the tenant five days to pay rent or move out. If the tenant pays, the tenancy continues. This notice can also be used for violations of the rental agreement or material damage to the property.
14-day notice: This written notice specifies that the tenancy has ended because the tenant failed to pay rent, broke the agreement or damaged the property. This notice does not offer the option of paying the rent and staying in the building. If a landlord wants a tenant to leave the property for violations of the rental agreement, a 14-day notice to vacate the property is usually given.
Termination notices for tenants on leases: When landlords don't receive the rent on time or believe the tenant has broken the rental agreement or caused damage, they may serve a five-day written notice.