Renting and the Law: Landlord failed to address stinky carpet, broken doors

November 7

Renting and the Law: Who's responsible for tenants' past-due utility bills?

October 24
October 9

Renting and the Law: Tenant disputes security deposit

Q: We had a renter in our home who recently moved out. There is an option in the lease that stated “First Month’s Rent Paid…
August 29

Renting and the Law: Rental home tests high for radon; who's responsible?

Q: My boyfriend and his two children rent a home in Minneapolis. I encouraged him to do an at-home radon gas test, which came back…
August 14

Landlord wants six-month lease, tenants prefer month-to-month

Q: We have been renting a home since 2012. Our lease was up in February 2015, when we signed a new lease agreement that is…
July 31

Renting and the Law: Roommate's friend has overstayed his welcome

Q: I signed a one-year lease with my roommate. We are both named on the lease. My roommate has moved his boyfriend in, seven months…
July 18

Renting and the Law: Condo owner concerned about rental limits

Q: For the past eight years I have been renting out my condominium. When I purchased my condo, there was no mention of not being…
July 3

Renting and the Law: Tenants question cost to replace 'new' carpet

Q: My husband and I rented an apartment in Apple Valley for 3½ years. Upon giving notice, we were told we would have to pay…
June 20

Renting and the Law: Landlord refuses to let students out of lease

Q: I am a college student at St. Mary’s University in Winona. I live on campus. Last October, three other girls and I signed a…
June 6

Renting and the Law: Seek rent reduction over move for apartment repair

Q: I rent in St. Louis Park, in an apartment building that attracts young professionals and boasts “high-end” amenities. This past Sunday, a water pipe…
May 23

Renting and the Law: Renters bought a house, now want to break lease

Q: We rented a home to a couple who signed a year lease. They now want to walk away from the lease because they bought…
Home & Garden
May 9

Renting and the Law: Lease terms seem unusual; are they?

Q: My child was looking at an apartment lease that had some unusual terms. The terms include requirements for a renter to do the following:…
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