September 24, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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…