Minnesota Landlords and Tenants-Rights and Responsibilities

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Minnesota requires landlords to notify tenants that the the Landlords and Tenants-Rights and Responsibilities handbook is available to them.

Document Last Modified: 5/9/2023

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There are numerous laws governing the landlord-tenant relationship. How much can be charged for a security deposit or tenant screening fee? What is the proper amount of notice for ending a tenancy? How should one address suspected illegal activity? Luckily, the Minnesota Landlords and Tenants Rights and Responsibilities booklet, provided by the Attorney General’s Office, will give Minnesota residents and landlords all of the information they need to know about the rights and responsibilities of both parties in an agreement.

Minnesota law requires that all landlords and property owners must inform their residential tenants that the Minnesota Landlords and Tenants-Rights and Responsibilities handbook is available to them. Additionally, the document must be provided to tenants at least 30 days prior to initiating any court action, except for non-payment of rent. This informational booklet supplies landlords and tenants with all of the information they need to know before entering in a tenancy, during and after.

A landlord may give this form to each tenant at the beginning of a tenancy, ideally at lease signing. The handbook is in a simple PDF format and can be saved for review at any time. The Minnesota Landlords and Tenants-Rights and Responsibilities handbook includes everything you and your tenants need to know. From information regarding background checks, to maintenance and repairs, to holdover tenants, subleasing, and eviction – this handbook covers all of these topics and more. It is a perfect resource not only for tenants, but also for landlords to remain up-to-date on their rights and responsibilities and can serve as a guideline when making decisions or interacting with tenants.

This document can also be included as an addendum to the lease agreement for easy accessibility. The handbook includes the contact information for the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, as well as a directory of numerous other resources.

Minnesota Rental Forms and Templates

Landlords need more than just a great Lease Agreement. They need forms to deal Tenant issues from move-in to move-out. That’s why we have over 450 Landlord forms available!

  • Rental Application: It’s vital to always screen Tenants before handing over possession of your property. Our free Rental Application starts the screening process and gives Landlords the authorizations they need to run key reports, including a credit report, criminal history background report, and eviction history report.
  • Move-in/Move-Out Walkthrough Checklist: This form makes it EZ to document property conditions at move-in and move-out.
Pro Tip:This is a MUST if you’re collecting a security deposit.
  • Tenant Welcome Letter: Welcome Tenants to their new home with this customizable letter. It’s an EZ way to provide them with all the info they need to take care of their new home.
  • Rent Ledger: Use this document to keep track of rent payments and to have the documentation you need should any Tenant issues arise.
  • Minnesota 14-Day Demand for Rent: This form notifies Tenants that they need to get current on unpaid, vacate the property, or face eviction actions.
Pro Tip:This is a necessary first step in the eviction process.

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