Wisconsin Rental Weatherization – DILHR – is Dead!
Great news for landlords! The state budget (signed on 09/21/2017) ends the Wisconsin Rental Weatherization program, also known as DILHR. DILHR is discontinued as of January 1, 2018!
This rental weatherization program used to require weatherization of rental units. Its goal was to save energy. The program also required rental weatherization inspection and certification before the property was sold or transferred. However, DILHR was created in 1979. It is considered outdated due to increased energy efficiency standards and because most rentals were already certified over the last 38 years.
Here is how Wisconsin’s rental weatherization program is being phased out:
- An end to stipulations and waivers. Effective 09/21/2017, validations of stipulations and waivers were discontinued and no longer required.
- Ongoing stipulations are cancelled. If there is an ongoing transaction and the parties entered into a stipulation, the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) advised that the parties need not request a satisfaction. They may use the “W-11” exclusion code and write “program elimination” as the explanation on the form. No other paperwork is needed.
- Database deleted. The DILHR database was shut down on 11/11/2017 and is no longer available.
- No more inspectors. DILHR inspector licenses will expire and will not be renewed as of 01/01/2018.
Professional Realtors will know how to address these changes on Wisconsin Offers to Purchase and can offer guidance relating to transfer return exclusion codes.
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