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A Minnesota lease agreement is a written document signed by a landlord and a tenant. The landlord agrees to allow the tenant to use the described property for the timeframe listed in the lease. The tenant agrees to pay a certain amount each month to use the premises. All Minnesota lease agreements must comply with the state’s landlord-tenant laws.
The most commonly used Minnesota lease agreements are commercial leases, standard residential leases, month-to-month leases, a lease to buy agreement, and a roommate agreement.
To write a standard Minnesota lease agreement, you need the following information:
The tenants should initial every page of the lease to show that they’ve read it.
Under state law, all residential lease agreements must state:
Landlord and tenant promise that neither will unlawfully allow within the premises, common areas, or curtilage of the premises (property boundaries): controlled substances, prostitution or prostitution-related activity; stolen property or property obtained by robbery; or an act of domestic violence as defined by MN Statute Section 504B.206 (1)(e), against a tenant, licensee, or any authorized occupant. They further promises that the aforementioned areas will not be used by themselves or anyone acting under their control to manufacturer, sell, give away, barter, deliver, exchange, distribute, purchase, or possess a controlled substance in violation of any criminal provision of Chapter 152.
The landlord must also disclose if the property is being foreclosed on or if a deed of cancellation has been issued. If so, a tenant may not legally sign a lease that is longer than two months.
The landlord must disclose the identity of any person authorized to act on their behalf as related to the rental property.
The landlord must disclose if the premises has any outstanding inspection orders due to a property’s code infraction.
The landlord must provide reasonable notice before entering the property.
There is no maximum security deposit that can be requested in a Minnesota lease agreement. However, the landlord must return the security deposit within three weeks of the end of the lease.