Minnesota Lease Agreement with ezSign
Now with ezSign. This Minnesota Lease Agreement is specifically designed to include all of the special laws, regulations and clauses required in Minnesota.
Document Last Modified: 6/11/2021
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Compliance with Landlord-Tenant laws is essential for successful investment property management. Minnesota has its own, comprehensive, Landlord Tenant laws that govern rental situations and lease agreements. For instance, Minnesota law limits the amount that a landlord may charge for a late rent payment fee; and, the law states that the fee can only be charged if it is explained, in advance, in the lease agreement.
Our state-specific lease agreement provides guidance on those laws through Minnesota Assist instructions - green text boxes that appear throughout the Lease Builder. The Minnesota Assists give explanations of rules, and they supply guidance so that you apply the rules properly as you build your document. This lease also complies with the Landlord-Tenant laws in the city of St. Paul.
The Minnesota lease package automatically includes the addenda and disclosures which are required by law; but, you can also include unlimited addenda that address your own personal preferences for your rental property.
Clauses may be selected with a simple click on a box. However, clauses are also customizable, meaning that if you have special wishes that you want the tenant to follow, you can key your own words into blank fields in the lease form.
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Minnesota State Laws
Ending and Renewing
An automatic renewal clause is invalid unless a notice in writing directing the tenant's attention to the automatic renewal provision of the lease is given to the tenant. The notice must be served personally or delivered by certified mail at least 15 days, but not more than 30 days prior to the time that the tenant is required to furnish notice of an intention to quit.
Month to Month Leases: The time of notice must be specified in the lease to terminate the tenancy. If the lease does not contain a time requirement, written notice must be sent to the tenant at least one full rental period plus one day before the last day of the tenancy.
Fixed Term Leases: The time of notice must be specified in the lease, but there are no restrictions or limitations.
|There is no limit placed on the security deposit charged to the tenant so long as it is reasonable.|
Returned Payment Fee
|Returned check fees may not exceed $30, and must be specified within the lease or posted conspicuously on the premises. Minn. Stat. § 604.113|
|Late fees are capped at a maximum of eight percent (8%) of overdue rent. In addition, late fees cannot be charged unless a written lease provision allows for it.|
|Landlords may require tenants to obtain rental insurance, and could make the failure to do so a breach of the lease.|
Addenda & Disclosures
|If the leased premises was constructed prior to 1978, the landlord must provide all tenants with the Lead-Based Paint EPA Disclosure and the Lead-Based Paint EPA Pamphlet.|
Notice to Enter
|Landlords must provide Reasonable Notice before entering the leased premises.|
Landlords must provide their tenants, in writing, with the name and street address of:
(1)The person authorized to manage the premises
(2)The owner of the premises or the owner's authorized agent (the person or entity that will be receiving any notices or demands)
The disclosure can be inserted in the rental agreement or can be put in some other written form.
The disclosure must also be printed or typed and posted on the premises by the landlord in a clearly visible place.
A landlord receiving rent or other payments from a tenant in cash must provide a written receipt for payment immediately upon receipt of the payment is made in person, or within three business days if payment in cash is not made in person.
If the lease agreement is silent, then the tenant need not seek the landlord’s permission before entering into a sublease.
Contact your local housing or zoning office to be sure your rental property complies with city and county requirements for inspections, rent control, occupancy limits, property codes and zoning. Many cities and counties require inspections, registrations and have specific maintenance regulations.
Minneapolis: Minneapolis uses a tiered rental license billing structure. For more information, contact the Department of Housing & Fire Inspections.
St. Paul: In addition to multi-unit properties, the Fire Certificate of Occupancy program now requires all one and two-unit non-owner occupied residences to register with the City.
Landlords must give a copy of the lease to a tenant occupying a dwelling unit whose signature appears on the lease agreement.
Minnesota Forms & DocumentsMinnesota Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP)
Minnesota Landlords and Tenants-Rights and Responsibilities
Minnesota 14-Day Demand For Rent
Minnesota Eviction Complaint Packet
Minnesota Eviction Action Complaint
Minnesota Lease FeaturesThere are so many great features included in the Lease Package:
- Lease terms that Minnesota requires
- Clauses that can be customized for individual landlord needs
- Help provided with green, Minnesota Assist boxes
- Options to add extra terms and rules
- ezSign, email or print lease
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Minnesota Lease Package DocumentsBelow are some of the required and optional addenda and disclosures that are included:
- Minnesota Handbook: Landlords and Tenants Rights & Responsibilities – Required by state law
- Lead-Based Paint Disclosure and Certification – Required for some properties
- Option to Purchase Property Addendum
- Pet Policy Addendum
- Zero-Tolerance for Crime
Rules and RegulationsHere are just a few of the restrictions you can include in your lease by checking boxes in a prepared list:
- The Tenant must obtain written permission to install a satellite system or antenna on or around the Leased Premises.
- The Tenant may not interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of the neighbors.
- Late fees are strictly enforced and any unpaid fees will not be waived.
- Garbage/Trash must be taken to the curb on the scheduled days(s) of trash removal and not before.
- Absolutely no smoking is permitted in the leased premises.
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