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

May 7

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

April 23
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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December 5, 2015

Renting and the Law: New townhouse wasn't finished by lease start date; can tenants seek compensation?

Q: My daughter and her two roommates signed a lease to move into a new townhouse in the Uptown area of Minneapolis on Nov. 1.…
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November 21, 2015

Renting and the Law: Tenants suspect caretaker is stealing their property

Q: I recently discovered that over the past few years I’ve had some personal belongings go missing from my apartment. I’ve spoken with other tenants…