Question by  snikcidylime (32)

What are the Minnesota laws on landlords entering a tenant's apartment?

I do not like my landlord entering my apartment without giving me notice.


Answer by  patti (29325)

The Minnesota landlord-tenant law (online) says: A landlord cannot enter the rental unit without the tenant's consent except in emergency situations . . . the landlord must first get the tenant's permission, otherwise the landlord is trespassing and can be arrested or sued in court.


Answer by  seetha15 (31)

The landlord has to give prior notice with a proper reason before they enter the tenant's property, or they are liable to pay a fine of $100 to the tenant. If the tenant is unavailable at the time the owner came in, they need to leave a note to the tenant that they entered the property.


Answer by  martine (860)

In minnesota a landlord does not have the right to enter a person apartments without notice. Certain cases involving police matters are different.


Answer by  ShawnL19 (310)

This is my interpretation and not legal advise. Please refer to 504.183 (Tenant's Right To Privacy) for exact details. The laws seem to provide that the landlord can only enter your apartment without notice under limited circumstances. It also provides that a written note must be left if you are not given notice or present when they enter.

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