October 7, 2016

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, 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…
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…
March 12, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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…