Renting & the Law: 21 days and counting for security deposits

November 19

Renting and the Law: Who pays for damages from mice and mold?

November 4
October 22

Renter with disability needs working elevator

Q: My 30-year-old son is a paraplegic and rents a third-floor studio apartment in Burnsville. Five days ago, while he was in his apartment, the…
October 7

Can landlord limit overnight visitors?

Q: I signed a new 12-month lease in May. The landlord, at the last minute, added a handwritten clause stating that I could have only…
September 24

Renting and the Law: Renter resists charges for preexisting damage

Q: We rented a house for 2½ years and recently moved out. The homeowners are now claiming we owe them an additional $1,304 on top…
September 9

Renting and the Law: Renters charged for replacement of scratched door

Q: My daughter is a college student in Duluth. I was a co-signer on a lease for the apartment she rented last year. She lived…
August 27

Renting and the Law: Apartment is infested with bugs

Q: My son is currently renting an apartment in Minneapolis. He and his roommate both signed a lease that runs until the end of August.…
June 18

Renting and the Law: Can threatened tenant break lease?

Q: My brother and his girlfriend have been leasing a home for the past two years. The girlfriend’s son is 21 and living there without…
June 4

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

Q: Our previous landlord is trying to take us to court to require us to pay for her new carpet and because she said she…
May 21

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

Q: My spouse and I own a house in Minneapolis and have people stay with us for one to three months at a time. Some…
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…