Per state regulations, landlords are directed to send the net proceeds from the sale of a tenant's personal property to the Department of Administration, Division of Housing (Repossession of tenant personal property).
If a tenant removes from the premises and leaves personal property, the landlord may do all of the following:
- Give the tenant notice, personally or by ordinary mail addressed to the tenant's last-known address, of the landlord's intent to dispose of the personal property by sale or other appropriate means if the property is not repossessed by the tenant.
- If the tenant fails to repossess the property within 30 days after the date of personal service or the date of the mailing of the notice, the landlord may dispose of the property by private or public sale or any other appropriate means.
- The landlord may deduct from the proceeds of sale any costs of sale and any storage charges if the landlord has first stored the personal property.
- If the proceeds minus the costs of sale and minus any storage charges are not claimed within 60 days after the date of the sale of the personal property, the landlord is not accountable to the tenant for any of the proceeds of the sale or the value of the property.
- The landlord shall send the proceeds of the sale minus the costs of the sale and minus any storage charges to the Department of Administration for deposit.
Submit LTF remittance form along with payment if applicable to:
Landlord Tenant Fund
Wisconsin Department of Administration
Division of Housing
PO Box 7970
Madison, WI 53707-7970
All moneys received will be added to grants to agencies and shelter facilities for homeless individuals and families.
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