Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Laws

Minnesota Rental Laws

CHAPTER 504B. LANDLORD AND TENANT

Termination for Nonpayment Notice
(Eviction 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 NoticeLandlord can file immediately
504B.285 EVICTION ACTIONS; GROUNDS; RETALIATION DEFENSE; COMBINED ALLEGATIONS. §Subd. 4
Small Claim Court LimitMinnesota Small Claim Court Limit is $15,000
Handling Abandoned Property504B.271 TENANT’S PERSONAL PROPERTY REMAINING IN PREMISES.
Penalty for Self-Help EvictionDamages are determined by the Court
Tenant Withholding Rent for Repairs504B.385 RENT ESCROW ACTION TO REMEDY VIOLATIONS.
504B.425 JUDGMENT.
Required Disclosures Owner or agent IdentityMinn.Stat. Ann. 504B.181
Duty to disclose outstanding inspections and condemnation ordersMinn.Stat. Ann. 504B.195
Buildings in financial distress disclosureMinn.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.
Non-Refundable Fees
Security Deposit RulesSecurity 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 Notice504B.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 RentLate 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
Property Entry
Notice
Reasonable notice

Additional References: Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities From the Office of Minnesota Attorney General

Landlord-Tenant State Laws


Building extensions for a leasehold