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Legal Information: Minnesota

Housing Laws

August 5, 2020

What information do I need to include in my written notice to the landlord?

Your written notice should state:

  • that you “fear imminent violence” from the abuser against you or another authorized occupant if you stay in the home;
  • you need to end your lease;
  • the date that you will leave your housing; and
  • written instructions for what to do with any personal property that remains in your housing.1

Your written notice must be given to the landlord before the date you plan to end your lease agreement. The notice can be delivered by mail, fax, or in person and you must also provide your landlord with your qualifying documentation of abuse.2

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