Minnesota Rental Laws
|Termination for Nonpayment Notice|
|14-Day Notice (For tenancy at will, no lease)|
30-Days (For leases longer than 20 years)
504B.135 TERMINATING TENANCY AT WILL.
504B.291 EVICTION ACTION FOR NONPAYMENT; REDEMPTION; OTHER RIGHTS.
|Termination for Lease Violation Notice||Landlord can file immediately|
504B.285 EVICTION ACTIONS; GROUNDS; RETALIATION DEFENSE; COMBINED ALLEGATIONS. §Subd. 4
|Small Claim Court Limit||Minnesota Small Claim Court Limit is $15,000|
|Handling Abandoned Property||504B.271 TENANT’S PERSONAL PROPERTY REMAINING IN PREMISES.|
|Penalty for Self-Help Eviction||Damages are determined by the Court|
|Tenant Withholding Rent for Repairs||504B.385 RENT ESCROW ACTION TO REMEDY VIOLATIONS.|
|Required Disclosures||Owner or agent Identity – Minn.Stat. Ann. 504B.181|
Duty to disclose outstanding inspections and condemnation orders – Minn.Stat. Ann. 504B.195
Buildings in financial distress disclosure – Minn.Stat. Ann. 504B.151
Landlord and Tenant Promises – Minn.Stat. Ann. 504B.171
b) In every lease or license of residential premises, whether in writing or parol, the tenant or licensee covenant that the tenant or licensee will not commit an act enumerated under section 504B.206, subdivision 1, paragraph (a), against a tenant or licensee or any authorized occupant.
Written Lease is Required 504B.111 (buildings with over 12 units)
504B.155 TENANT MUST GIVE COLD WEATHER NOTICE BEFORE VACATION OF BUILDING.
|Security Deposit Rules||Security Deposit Amount: no limit; |
Duty to disclose outstanding inspections and condemnation orders
Landlord has to pay 1% interest on security deposits;
Deadline to itemize and return of security deposit: 45 days
504B.175 PRELEASE DEPOSIT.
504B.178 INTEREST ON SECURITY DEPOSITS; WITHHOLDING SECURITY DEPOSITS; DAMAGES; LIMIT ON WITHHOLDING LAST MONTH’S RENT.
504B.195 DISCLOSURE REQUIRED FOR OUTSTANDING INSPECTION AND CONDEMNATION ORDERS.
|Month-to-Month Notice||504B.135 TERMINATING TENANCY AT WILL.|
(a) A tenancy at will may be terminated by either party by giving notice in writing. The time of the notice must be at least as long as the interval between the time rent is due or three months, whichever is less.
|Payment of Rent||Late fees must be disclosed in the lease and cannot exceed 8% –504B.177 LATE FEES|
If a property is not available, the landlord cannot change screening fees 504B.173 APPLICANT SCREENING FEE
Additional References: Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities From the Office of Minnesota Attorney General