Minnesota Tenant Rights Laws
Created by FindLaw's team of legal writers and editors | Last reviewed September 08, 2017
When you decide to enter into a residential lease with a landlord, this creates a legal relationship. The laws of each state dictate the nature of the relationship between landlord and tenant, from a tenant's obligation to pay rent to a landlord's responsibility to provide a safe living environment. If you are a tenant in Minnesota, it's a good idea to understand how tenants' rights laws apply to you.
Minnesota Tenants Rights at a Glance
Minnesota law details the legal rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants. In particular, Minnesota offers a variety of protections to tenants, including provisions regarding:
- The collection and return of a security deposit
- The landlord's responsibility to keep the unit fit for habitation
- The landlord's duty to notify a tenant before entering the unit
- Procedure when either party ends or renews the lease
- Prohibitions on landlord discrimination or retaliation against tenants
The following chart provides an overview of Minnesota's tenants' rights laws.
Minnesota Statutes Chapter 504B
Ending or Renewing a Tenancy
Note: State regulations are always subject to change through the passage of new legislation, rulings in the higher courts (including federal decisions), ballot initiatives, and other means. While we strive to provide the most current information available, please consult an attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
Related Minnesota Tenant's Rights Resources
- Minnesota Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities
- Tenant Rights, Laws and Protections: Minnesota
- Minnesota Leases and Rental Agreements Laws
- Your Rights as a Tenant
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