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I am very sorry to hear about your loss. The following applies in such a situation in Wisconsin:704.165 Termination of tenancy at death of tenant. (1)
(a) Except as provided in par. (b), if a residential tenant dies, his
or her tenancy is terminated on the earlier of the following:
1. Sixty days after the landlord receives notice, is advised, or
otherwise becomes aware of the tenant’s death.
2. The expiration of the term of the rental agreement.
(b) Notwithstanding s. 704.19, in the case of the death of a residential
periodic tenant or tenant at will, the tenancy is terminated
60 days after the landlord receives notice, is advised, or otherwise
becomes aware of the tenant’s death.
(2) The deceased tenant or his or her estate is not liable for any
rent after the termination of his or her tenancy. Any liability of the
deceased tenant or his or her estate for rent under this subsection
is subject to the landlord’s duty to mitigate damages as provided
in s. 704.29 (2).
(3) Nothing in this section relieves another adult tenant of the
deceased tenant’s premises from any obligation under a rental
agreement or any other liability to the landlord.
(4) A landlord under this section may not contact or communicate
with a member of the deceased tenant’s family for the purpose
of obtaining from the family member rent for which the family
member has no liability
So the lease terminated SIXTY DAYS after the landlord first learned of this. Ergo, the landlord may
indeed charge up to 60 days more after his passing, starting from the date that the landlord noticed of the passing.
So let us say that the landlord learned of this the DAY of the passing. That was 9th of July. That plus 60 days days means that the landlord can charge into beginning of September 2015 before terminating.
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