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Legal Topics: Landlord and Tenant

Statutes: (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.)

  • Minnesota Statutes: Chapter 504B, Landlord and Tenant; §484.014, Housing Records, Expungement of Eviction Information.
  • Resources: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Cold Weather Rule, from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.
  • Dunnell Minnesota Digest, an encyclopedia of Minnesota law, article on Landlord and Tenant.
  • Housing, from LawHelpMN.org.
  • Housing / Landlord-Tenant Forms, from the Minnesota Judicial Branch.
  • Landlord & Tenant, from the Self-Help Center.
  • Landlords and Tenants Rights and Responsibilities, from the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General.
  • Minnesota Multi Housing Association (MHA)
  • Minnesota Standard Residential Lease, By the Residential Real Estate Committee, Real Property Law Section, Minnesota State Bar Association.
  • Tenant Actions, from the Fourth District (Hennepin County) courts.
  • Eviction:

  • Evict a Tenant, from the First District courts.
  • Eviction Actions, from the Fourth District (Hennepin County) courts.
  • Eviction Actions, from the Self-Help Center.
  • Evictions: Legal Forms and Letters , from LawHelpMN.org.
  • Expungement of Eviction Record, from the Self-Help Center.
  • Expunging your Eviction Case (Unlawful Detainer) from Your Records , from the Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project.
  • Filing an Eviction Appeal, from the Court of Appeals Self-Help Center.
  • Housing Court, from the Second District (Ramsey County) courts, includes information on Eviction/unlawful detainer actions by landlords, actions to enforce tenants rights and actions to have the record of an eviction expunged.
  • Housing Court - Expungements, from the Fourth District (Hennepin County) courts.
  • How to Prepare for Trial in Housing Cases , from the Self-Help Center.
  • Unlawful Detainers (Eviction Actions), from the Tenth District courts.
  • Resources for help or advice:

  • Housing Court Project from the Fourth District (Hennepin County) Housing Court. Free walk-in legal advice for low-income tenants and landlords at the Hennepin County Government Center.
  • Resources For Help or Legal Advice from the Fourth District (Hennepin County) Housing Court.
  • Suggested Referals, from the Minnesota State Law Library.

  • DISCLAIMER:  As librarians and not lawyers, we can suggest resources but cannot give legal advice (such as which form to file), or legal opinions, (such as how a statute might apply to particular facts.)  To do so could be considered the unauthorized practice of law.  Even though we try to suggest materials that will be of help, further research is usually required to find a complete and correct answer.  For many questions, the best answer may be to consult an attorney.  For links to resources on finding an attorney, see http://www.lawlibrary.state.mn.us/selfhelp.html#atty.

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