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January 2017
Can a tenant be evicted during the winter?

It’s a common question—so common, in fact, that it has been asked in person and even on social media. The answer is surprising and even counters a very common landlord-tenant myth.

The answer in Wisconsin (or anywhere) is usually yes. A tenant can be evicted any time of the year, even in the winter. Be aware there may be special circumstances that may make the answer a no, such as with federally subsidized housing or in the case of elderly housing (consult a lawyer to be sure). To be clear, that doesn’t mean that tenants can just be moved out spur of the moment, or that a landlord can go into the rental property if the tenants can stop paying.