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If your landlord is trying to evict you, raise your rent, shut off your utilities, is refusing to give back a security deposit or is not making necessary repairs, SMRLS may be able to help.
NOTICE: Effective March 24, 2020, Governor Tim Walz has suspended all residential tenant evictions, notices-to-vacate, and writs of recovery in Minnesota during the COVID-19 peacetime emergency. The Governor's Order gives the Minnesota Attorney General authority to enforce its provisions. If you believe your landlord is violating this order you can find more information and a tenant eviction complaint form here.
Cases we normally handle:
Problems with your landlord, including where:
- The landlord is not making repairs to address serious repair problems
- The landlord has illegally changed the locks
- The landlord has illegally retaliated for a tenant enforcing their rights
- Evictions from manufactured homes
- Where there are children in the household;
- the family receives a rental assistance subsidy;
- the head of the household has special needs;
- the landlord is discriminating against the household; or
- there are serious repair problems.
We also handle cases where:
- We can help homeowners keep their houses
- The household is facing the loss of a rental assistance subsidy
- We can help tenants who are victims of illegal housing discrimination enforce their rights.
- A family or individual is being denied access to public housing because of discrimination or because they were a victim of domestic violence
- LawHelpMN - Housing
- Minnesota Judicial Branch Self-Help Center - Landlord and Tenant
- Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Obligations - Office of MN Attorney General