Duluth, MN asked in Landlord - Tenant for Minnesota

Q: Does having a standing garden bed with four legs count as an alteration to the rental property? Would it be okay to have

It would be a standing garden bed in the front yard. Since you could move it, would it be against the law to have in the yard of a rental house? There is nothing in the lease about having a garden, just the generic no alterations or damages can be made to the property.

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Robert Kane
Robert Kane
  • Eagan, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: I don't believe having a standing garden bed with four legs counts as an alteration to the rental property. The Eiffel Tower also has four legs and would count as an alteration to the rental property. The legal term that is the most applicable is "fixture." Why don't you just ask?

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