Renting and the Law: Can security deposit be withheld to cover water bill 'overages'?

September 22, 2017

Renting and the Law: Tenant feels threatened, wants out of lease

August 25, 2017
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August 11, 2017

Renting and the Law: Tenant stuck with utility bills long after moving out

Q: I signed a one-year lease with my landlord to rent a house. The lease was set to expire at the end of April 2017.…
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July 28, 2017

Renting and the Law: Can landlord sue renter for damage to unit?

Q: I had a renter who signed a one-year lease and then asked to terminate the lease one month early. Since she had always paid…
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July 14, 2017

Renting and the Law: Tenant seeks clarity about giving notice

Q: I signed a 12-month lease that I thought ended on June 30, 2017. Our lease agreement states that upon termination of the lease period,…
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June 30, 2017

Renting and the Law: After tenant dies, who owes unpaid rent?

Q: I own a townhouse, which I was renting to one tenant who died at the beginning of April. His lease ran from Aug. 1,…
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June 16, 2017

Renting and the Law: Long-term tenant wants short-term lease

Q: My husband I are renting a house. Our lease ends Aug. 31, 2017. We are also house-hunting. We’ve been living in our rental place…
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June 2, 2017

Renting and the Law: Is an oral lease binding?

Q: My landlord in Minneapolis is trying to hold me to a one-year lease because I agreed to it verbally. Then my circumstances changed; I…
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May 19, 2017

Renting and the Law: Renter was rarely there but charged for repair

Q: I recently moved out of an apartment where I had a lease for one year, from February 2016 to February 2017. Within that year,…
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May 5, 2017

Renter risks eviction with long-term guests

Q: What is the best way to get a family removed from my one-bedroom apartment? They have been staying with me since October 2016. I…
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April 21, 2017

Renting and the Law: Tenant on the hook for full rent after roommate pays to break lease

Q: My landlord charged my ex-girlfriend a fee to be removed from our lease early, with five months remaining. Before she moved out, we were…