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Minnesota Month-to-Month Lease Agreement

Minnesota month-to-month lease agreement is used by landlords to rent residential property to a tenant on a monthly basis. The agreement outlines important lease terms including the rent payment, utility fees, and security deposit. Following the initial month of tenancy, the lease renews for an additional month with the payment of rent. The renewal process continues indefinitely until either party chooses to terminate.

To end the lease, the landlord or tenant must provide the other with proper notice (see below). Unlike a fixed-term lease, a month-to-month agreement may be terminated for any or no reason. The benefit of this arrangement is the ability to end the agreement at a date that is optimal for the terminating party, as opposed to waiting until the expiration of the lease term.

Notice for Terminating (§ 504B.135(a)) – One (1) Month

Tenant Screening – Minnesota Rental Application


Disclosures (5)

  1. Financial Distress
  2. Landlord/Manager Information
  3. Lead-Based Paint
  4. Notice of Tenant’s Rights
  5. Outstanding Inspection Orders

1) Financial Distress

Upon receiving notice of a contract deed of cancellation or mortgage foreclosure notice, the landlord must notify tenants immediately.

2) Landlord/Manager Information

The names and addresses of the person authorized to manage the property and the landlord or agent thereof who is authorized to accept service or process and notices must be disclosed in writing to the tenants.

3) Lead-Based Paint Disclosure

Landlords of property built prior to 1978 must disclose to all prospective tenants the possibility of exposure to lead-based paint on the premises.

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4) Notice of Tenant’s Rights

Tenants must be notified by landlords that the Landlords and Tenants Rights and Responsibilities Handbook is available to them for information concerning their rights and obligations as a tenant.

5) Outstanding Inspection Orders

If the landlord receives a citation for a violation that could affect the health and safety of tenants, they must provide a copy of the outstanding inspection order.