Renter & Landlord Resources

Listed below are some resources for renters and landlords. Renters and landlords are in a legal relationship, and each side has rights and responsibilities to the other. The City of Whitewater does not become involved in disputes between renters and landlords, except for in extreme cases and only when health and safety are potentially affected. The resources listed below might help in the event that the relationship is not everything either party wants or expects.

Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Landlord/Tenant Guide

https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Publications/LandlordTenantGuide.aspx 

Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Landlord Tenant COVID-19 FAQs

https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/News_Media/LandlordTenantCOVID19FAQs.aspx 

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater – Off-Campus Housing Resources – clearinghouse web site for information about securing a college rental in the City of Whitewater. The page also offers information about costs and other factors associated with living off-campus.

https://www.uww.edu/housing/services/off-campus-housing-resources 

Listings of off-campus housing available for rent in the City of Whitewater.

https://offcampushousing.uww.edu/listing 

Website for information about tenant rights and housing justice.

https://www.tenantresourcecenter.org/ 

Wisconsin State Statute 704 covers landlord and tenant rights.

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/ 

Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance – A Brief Guide to Renter’s Insurance

https://oci.wi.gov/Pages/Consumers/PI-017.aspx 

Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Landlord Tenant Complaint -- This site allows a renter to file a complaint against their landlord on the state level.

https://mydatcp.wi.gov/Complaints/complaint/create/f242c589-da19-e511-af89-0050568c06ae 

Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services

https://www.co.walworth.wi.us/1006/Health-and-Human-Services