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Q: we live in a mobile home park. we pay a mortgage fir our home and rent the lot. we were given a eviction notice in March

we were then given a different letter asking us to agree to move, we would no longer be responsible for our mortgage and basically just cut all ties. I have texts and an audio recording stating I would,could, and will be getting money back, but the agreement doesn't mention it, so I have not... Read more »

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Q: Our building has plumbing/water issues for years. Our landlord has now transferred the water bill to tenets. This legal?

Our building had had flooding issues and leaks for several years. Our old landlord sold the building to a new company. Within one year the new company was switching everyone to month to month when their lease was over and turned the water bill over to the tenets. I was curious if this is legal?

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Q: When our lease was up the landlord refused to renew. When I asked why she said she didn’t have to have a reason,

Landlord took over 2 mos into our 1 yr lease. She had no idea my name was on the lease, Had I been treated as a tenant, I would have paid rent when it was late etc. the last 3 months I paid all rent but landlord continued to put everything under my daughters name. We paid $600 deposit, $150 was... Read more »

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Q: Forced to change apartments numbers because building is renovating our current one

Our lease is up in September. We got an email saying they won't renew our lease and have 60 days to transfer to a new apartment number. Wondering on if i will need to hire movers out of pocket because of this or if the apartment building is liable to cover these cost. Also what my options are... Read more »

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Q: Ending periodical Tenancy, min lease notice period is greater than state statute (MN), do I need to follow lease?

I have emailed my landlord my intent to terminate my month-to-month lease on the 1st of June (the last day in residence would be May 31st). I have emailed him today, April 27th. MN statute 504B.135 specifies "The time of the notice must be at least as long as the interval between the time rent... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Landlord - Tenant for Minnesota on
Q: they took me out middle housing court to pay a petty bail for warrant&I lost housing court for not being there.But I was

I was in middle of housing court to fight a eviction that was totally wrong and I had huge lawsuit against the place I lived.. But I had a petty misdemeanor theft.40$ theft.was going to be dropped anyhow.ididnt have a record really.during middle of housing court the sheriffs at government center... Read more »

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Q: May landlord wants to talk with me before I vacate. Am I able to refuse the request?
William Bailey
William Bailey
answered on Jan 19, 2021

I am not aware of any legal requirement to speak to your landlord unless there is a provision in your lease agreement that says this.

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Q: Tenant is in Jail

The apartment is rented by a couple. Tenant A is in jail for domestic abuse, Tenant B has a restraining order. Tenant B wants to end the lease. How do I do this with Tenant A in jail?

William Bailey
William Bailey
answered on Nov 20, 2020

Your best bet is to contact a reputable firm that handles landlord/tenant matters and have them assist you.

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Q: i live in a low income building and they recently put up a black lives matter sign up would this be racism
William Bailey
William Bailey
answered on Nov 24, 2020

What is and is not racism is a matter of opinion. This isn't really a legal question.

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Q: I need to break a lease before it even starts due to COVID-19 and my job being changed to remote.

I signed a lease in April for starting in September. However, I got an email last Friday that my job was going to be move to remote for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19. I emailed them on July 29th with my two-months notice saying that I will not be moving in, however, they are stating that... Read more »

William Bailey
William Bailey
answered on Aug 11, 2020

It would be smart to contact someone experienced in landlord tenant law to get a clear answer on your particular situation. They would need to take a look at your lease. I do not practice in this area but know several who do.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Military Law for Minnesota on
Q: Can my military partner get out of a lease he signed while on deployment?

We live in Minnesota. His deployment started in December 2019. We signed the lease in April 2020. His deployment is done in September.

Sabra M. Janko
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Sabra M. Janko
answered on May 6, 2020

Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, he is eligible to cancel a lease contract for a deployment of longer than 90 days. He will need to submit a request with a copy of his orders.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Minnesota on
Q: I need help regarding an unlawful Detainer I need to file. I want to know what to say or not say in court.

I have someone who lives above my garage. I gave him thirty days notice to vacate. I'm tired of his drunken behavior. He has not even packed. He is waiting to see what I do. I want to file an unlawful Detainer. I want him out.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
answered on Jul 27, 2019

This is not a criminal law question. It is a landlord-tenant law question.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Landlord - Tenant and Probate for Minnesota on
Q: What Minnesota law was broken if a deceased person's property was removed before 30 days had passed?

Nothing was filed in Probate. No executor nor representative was appointed. As far as I can tell, no one had a legal right to even enter the deceased person's apartment, let alone remove all property.

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
answered on Jul 16, 2019

As a criminal defense lawyer, I don't know which, if any, such law exists. Perhaps it does. When someone claims a law, unless it's a criminal law I generally ask them for the Statute citation number. Then we can read it online. If the problem relates to disposition of the personal... Read more »

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Q: My lease states management can enter at any time for any reason. Is this legal? Says nothing about "reasonable notice"

From what I can tell Minnesota laws requires "reasonable notice"

Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi
answered on Mar 12, 2019

Landlords must respect a tenant's right to privacy. Check out section 504B.211.

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Q: I evicted a tenant over 3 months ago. I can't find a way to contact him about his stuff. What do I do with it?
Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi
answered on Sep 27, 2018

There are very specific laws regarding personal property of a tenant, how to handle it, etc. It is not necessarily a simple answer capable of being answered on a message board. You might consider meeting with an attorney to discuss this process in detail to ensure you do things the correct way.

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Q: I didn't report my income to my subsidized townhomes. They got a letter I'm working. Can I get kicked out
Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
answered on Aug 3, 2018

Not enough information to know, but I've had cases where my client was accused of crimes based on receiving benefits after no longer qualifying based on income.

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Minnesota on
Q: The house we rented burned down and we did not have renters insurance. The landlords ins company wants me to pay

They are seeking 134k and counting as it's an open claim

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Q: My lease is up June 1. My landlord already listed my home and wants to start showings. Its only March.....Can I say no?

Showings...do I have to allow it? I'm new to this state and the last state we lived in didn't require we allow the landlord to show the property. I have no problem with it, but not now while I'm in the middle of spring break, family visits and kids activities. I don't want the... Read more »

Joseph A. Gangi
Joseph A. Gangi
answered on Mar 2, 2018

The landlord may enter for any legitimate business purpose, which includes showing the property to a potential buyer, after making a good faith effort to give you notice.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Minnesota on
Q: My roommates are being very loud after 11 pm when I m trying to sleep. What can I do to make them quite?

3 of my roommates lack discipline and manners and they talk with loud voice even they are sitting 2 feet from each other which I don't understand. They sound to me like bunch of villagers where they talk loud, laugh in the middle of the night ignoring other people are trying to sleep.

Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
answered on Dec 19, 2017

You do not have legal recourse in this situation. You will have to move or get new roommates.

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Q: How do I stop a land lord from selling/throwing my property?

I was evicted on 11/3 with the sheriff's office escorting me off the property. This was after speaking to the believed a log as i paid the balance by the Monday, I would be ok. I was not permitted to get back into my place until after the weekend. On the 14th I received a letter stating... Read more »

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