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Landlord and Tenant Law

Residential Landlord and Tenant Law

  • Residential Landlord and Tenant Forms & Documents

  • Resources in this category:
       Information for Renters about Subsidized Housing, Tenant Assistance (Minnesota Housing Finance Agency)
       Mold Issues for Renters (Minnesota Department of Health)
    Health concerns from mold. What can I do as a tenant? What are my options if the owner refuses to help?
       Poverty Law Course Materials by McDonough, Lawrence R. (Lawrence R. McDonough and Monica Bogucki, Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis)
    Information published for students of Poverty Law courses at the University of Minnesota Law School and University of St. Thomas School of Law. You will find information about Tenants Rights in Minnesota, Residential Unlawful Detainer and Eviction Defense, Predatory Lending, Fair Housing, Minnesota Residential Tenant Remedies, Medical Assistance, Wait a Minute: Slowing Down Minnesota Criminal Activity Eviction Cases to Find the Truth, CHIPS Manual, What Can Attorneys Do about Homelessness?, and Disability Law.

    The Residential Unlawful Detainer and Eviction Defense manual in particular bears comment because we've heard at various times how good this resource is. Forms and cases included.

       Expunging Your Eviction Case (Unlawful Detainer) from Your Records (November 1, 2005) (Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project, Inc.)
    "[I]f a woman has a record of an eviction case, it can greatly hinder her chances of finding a new apartment.

    This technical assistance packet describes some actions a tenant can take to either explain or expunge her eviction case from her record."

    Includes sample statement of evidence, sample list of questions for a witness, sample argument to the court, sample notice of motion and motion for expungement of eviction record (Minn. Stat. § 484.014), sample affidavit of service by mail, sample letter to tenant screening agencies, a list of Minnesota tenant screening agencies, and excerpts from the Minnesota Statutes.

    26 pages.

       A Battered Woman Tenant's Right to Call 911 (Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project, Inc.)
    c"Contains information about the rights of battered women tenants to call 911 without retaliation or penalty from their landlords."
       Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities (May 1, 2009) (Minnesota Attorney General's Office)
    "The rights and duties of landlords and tenants in Minnesota are spelled out in federal law, state statues, local ordinances, safety and housing codes, common law, contract law and a number of court decisions. These responsibilities can vary from place to place around the state."

    Also includes a resource directory. 46 pages.

    See also:
  • Residential Real Estate Sale and Purchase Law
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