Renting and the Law: Going to court over carpet, cleaning costs

June 4

Renting and the Law: Homeowner who rents to roommates seeks answers

May 21
May 7

Renting and the law: Renter bought home, wants out of lease

Q: I purchased a home and want to know if there is a way to cancel my rental lease prior to the end of my…
April 23

Renting and the Law: What is renter's obligation to keep home 'Show Ready'?

Q: We are renting a home, and the lease runs out in one month. The owners are planning to list the property. I have three…
April 9

Renting and the Law: Tenants' adult son has moved in

Q: I am renting a condo to a couple who have a 24-year-old son. When the lease was signed, I asked if anyone else would…
March 26

Renting and the Law: Cat-only building has gone to the dogs

Q: We moved into our apartment in 2012. At that time, the building was designated as “cats only.” This suited us, since both my wife…
March 12

Renting and the Law: Renter needs relief from air fresheners

Q: My downstairs neighbor has air fresheners by both of her windows, and the chemicals waft up into my apartment. I am chemically sensitive, and…
February 12

Renting and the Law: Tenant violated lease; does landlord have to return deposit?

Q: I have a tenant who has overcharged roommates hundreds of dollars on utility bills and intimidated them to the point that I am now…
January 30

Renting and the Law: Landlord questions tenant's calls for police assistance

Q: My landlord has informed me there is a concern because police have been called to my apartment a few times in the past year.…
January 16

Renting and the Law: Evicted tenants left belongings behind

Q: My former renters stopped paying their rent and were evicted by the court. They were given 10 days to move voluntarily. They moved some…
December 31, 2015

Renting and the Law: Noisy neighbor is making tenant miserable

Q: My husband and I moved into the bottom floor of a four-unit building in Minneapolis about six weeks ago. From the very first day…
December 18, 2015

Renting and the Law: Landlord won't make repairs or respond to texts

Q: I have been renting an apartment from my landlord for three years and never had a problem until now. When I moved into the…