Landlords and Tenants

If you have questions about your rental rights, either as a landlord or a tenant, this bookmark will point you to some of the resources at the Appleton Public Library.  Some of the materials are for use only in the library.

Reference Desk

Wisconsin Statutes -- Chapter 704

Wisconsin Administrative Code -- Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (ATCP), “Residential Rental Practices" Chapter 134


Wisconsin Collection

346.043 Min (Library use only).....Wisconsin Real Estate Law (University of Wisconsin Law School, 2014.)

364.0434 Apa.....Apartment Management in Wisconsin: A Self-Help Guide for Property Managers and Owners (Tenant Resource Center, Inc., 2005.)

346.0434 Ten.....Tenant Source Book (Legal Services of NE Wisconsin, 2007.)

346.0434 Wis.....The Wisconsin Way: A Guide for Landlords and Tenants (Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, 2005.)


Adult Nonfiction

332.6324 Tur.....Book on Rental Property Investing: How to Create Wealth and  Passive Income(BiggerPockets, 2016

333.338 MacL.....50 money-saving tips for every landlord: a practical guide to maintaining short-term rental properties (Square One, 2010.)

333.338 Por.....First Time Landlord: Your Guide to Renting Out a Single-Family Home (Nolo, c.2017.)

333.338 Tho       Rental-property Profits: a Financial Tool Kit for Landlords (AMACOM, 2017.)

333.5068 Cha.....Buy It, Rent It, Profit!: Make Money as a Landlord in Any Real Estate Market (Simon & Schuster, 2009.)

333.5068 Cha.....The landlord entrepreneur: double your profits with real estate property management (Touchstone, 2017.)

333.5068 Gri.....Property Management Kit for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons, 2013.)

343.7305 Fis.....Every Landlord’s Tax Deduction Guide (Nolo, 2014.)

346.0434 Eve.....Every Landlord’s Legal Guide (Nolo, 2018.)

346.0434 Lea.....Leases and Rental Agreements (Nolo, 2019.)

346.73 Eve.....Every Tenant’s Legal Guide (Nolo, 2018.)

346.73 Por.....Every Landlord’s Guide to Finding Great Tenants (Nolo, 2017.)


Digital Books and Audio


Hoopla Audiobooks

Buy It, Rent It, Profit: Make Money as a Landlord in Any Real Estate Market (Touchstone, 2017.)

Landlording on Auto Pilot (Gildan Media, 2018.)

Landlord Entrepreneur (Tantor Audio, 2017.)

Hoopla E-Books

Guide to Your First Rental Property: A Step-by-Step Plan from the Experts Who do it Every day (Nolo, 2016.)

Landlord Intervention (BookBaby, 2012.)

The Good Landlord: A Guide to Making a Profit While Making a Difference (BookBaby, 2016.)

Essential Handbook for Landlords (BookBaby 2012.)


Overdrive E-Book

How to Succeed and Make Money with your First Rental House (Wiley, 2004.)


Online Sources

The Proactive Tenant’s Checklist:

Tenant Resource Center: -- Rental Rights (608) 257-0006 • Administration (608) 257-0143

Wisconsin County Legal Sources:

Wisconsin State Law Library—Real Property Law: -- 800-322-9755

Wisconsin State Law Library—Landlord/Tenant Law: -- 800-322-9755

Appleton Housing Authority Landlord Information: 

State Bar of Wisconsin Landlord/Tenant Rights: Wisconsin Tenant Rights, Laws and Protection: 

NOLO Wisconsin Overview of Landlord/Tenant Laws: 

NOLO General Landlord-Tenant Advice: 

Fannie Mae Guide to Becoming a Landlord: 


Covid-19 Landlord/Tenant Online Sources

DATCP Covid-19 Toolkit, Publications and FAQ: 

Tenant Resource Center Covid-19 Response: 

The National Law Review Covid-19 Impact on Real Estate Leasing: