Home & Garden
April 21, 2017

Renting and the Law: Tenant on the hook for full rent after roommate pays to break lease

Q: My landlord charged my ex-girlfriend a fee to be removed from our lease early, with five months remaining. Before she moved out, we were…
March 11, 2017

Renting and the Law: Tenant has issues with neighbor's long baths

Q: I have an upstairs neighbor who has taken long baths throughout the length of my lease, and most likely long before I moved in.…
February 10, 2017

Renting and the Law: Landlord without lease wants tenants to vacate

Q: I’m wondering what the law is concerning asking a tenant to vacate when there is no lease. My dad owns a historic property, listed…
January 27, 2017

Renting and the Law: Landlord has questions about CRP forms

Q: I will be doing certificate of rent paid (CRP) forms soon, and I have a question about them. I have a renter who paid…
January 14, 2017

Renting and the Law: Tenants want to escape rude landlord

Q: My friend and I have signed a lease with an apartment community, and we are to start renting there on Feb. 1. However, we…
December 16, 2016

Renting and the Law: Tenant disputes terms of oral lease

Q: I allowed a friend of a friend, Sheryl, to move into my house, with a free room and utilities, in exchange for housekeeping and…
December 3, 2016

Renting and the Law: Roommate refuses to unlock the door

Q: My daughter is renting an off-campus house near the University of Minnesota. Her roommate is currently locking my daughter out of their rental home…
November 19, 2016

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

Q: I work for a property management company. We are wondering what is the correct date to begin counting the 21 days from in order…
November 4, 2016

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

Q: I am a student at the College of St. Benedict/St. Johns in St. Joseph, Minn. As seniors, my friends and I jumped at the…
October 22, 2016

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…