The Wisconsin move-in/move-out checklist is used to document the inspection of a dwelling unit before the tenant starts their rental term and after their rental term expires. The landlord can use this form to identify items that were damaged during the tenancy and calculate deductions to the tenant’s security deposit accordingly. It is the landlord’s obligation to provide a written notice of the tenant’s right to inspect the dwelling unit and receive a list of the damages that were charged to the previous tenant’s security deposit, regardless of whether the damages have been remedied. If the landlord withholds a portion of the tenant’s deposit after the end of a rental term, they must deliver to the tenant a written document itemizing the damages and the corresponding deductions made to the deposit. The landlord can only make deductions for items in a dwelling that have been damaged or require maintenance beyond reasonable wear and tear.
Laws – § 134.06 (1)