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Legal Information: Minnesota

Housing Laws

Updated: 
October 27, 2020

Who is protected under this housing law? What protections does this law offer?

You may be protected under this housing law if:

1) you are the victim of:

2) you fear immediate violence against you or another tenant or authorized occupant.1

If you are a person protected under this law, you (the tenant) may be able to end your lease before it expires if you fear immediate violence against you or another tenant or authorized occupant. Additionally, you will no longer have to pay your rent or any other charges for the rest of the lease period.2 However, you are responsible for the rent payment for the full month that you end your lease.3

1 Minn. Stat. § 504B.206(1)(a)
2 Minn. Stat. § 504B.206(1)(a)
3 Minn. Stat. § 504B.206(3)(b)