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  1. Terminating a Lease Because of Domestic Abuse

    Author: Todd Christiansen | Date: 04 Oct 2011, 10:35 pm | Category: Eviction Law

    Hopefully as a landlord you will never need to get in the middle of a domestic abuse situation.  Even as a third party, they can be frightening and difficult to solve.  There are several important points that Minnesota landlords should know when dealing with this situation: A victim of domestic abuse who fears there is […]

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  2. Tenant’s Right to Redeem Possession

    Author: Todd Christiansen | Date: 29 Aug 2011, 11:42 pm | Category: Eviction Law

    So I get this question often on how a tenant can actually take back the property despite an unlawful detainer in Minnesota.  Here are some notes that I found on MN Judicial website: The tenant may, at any time before possession has been delivered (means the end of the day judgment is stayed to, not […]

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  3. Evicting a Family Member

    Author: Todd Christiansen | Date: 09 Dec 2010, 11:01 pm | Category: Eviction, Eviction Law

    This has to be one of the most difficult evictions to do.  It can be poisoned with love that you have for the person, but hate or frustration with the actions.  There is no perfect answer, no quick fix to this situation.  Here are some things to think about and be prepared for prior to […]

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  4. Evicting a Tenant With No Lease

    Author: Todd Christiansen | Date: 09 Dec 2010, 10:40 pm | Category: Eviction, Eviction Law

    This is always a problem area.  Many people will make verbal rental agreements all in good faith that both sides of the deal will live up to their end of the agreement.  Often, it seems that the tenant doesn’t live up to their part.  I am not sure if these tenants are dishonest, dumb, or […]

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  5. Defending Yourself in Eviction Court

    Author: Todd Christiansen | Date: 07 Dec 2010, 11:06 pm | Category: Eviction Law

    Most often when you go to eviction court as either a tenant or landlord, you will probably settle your case and move on.  This is what everyone prefers.  Either the tenant agrees to pay, agrees to fix the lease violation, or moves out.  Pretty simple at the end of the day.  If the two sides […]

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  6. When You Should Use an Eviction Attorney

    Author: Todd Christiansen | Date: 26 Nov 2010, 10:49 pm | Category: Eviction Law

    Owing a rental property can be both rewarding and frustrating.  I often joke with my investor friends that managing the property is easy, managing the tenants is hard.  Some times that wonderful tenant that you got the clean background screening on turns out to be terrible.  It is almost like the put forward the face […]

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  7. Where Can You Find Good Eviction Advice?

    Author: Todd Christiansen | Date: 29 Jul 2010, 10:58 pm | Category: Eviction Law

    Many years ago when I started as a landlord, I was amazed to find that most knowledge around owning investment properties is learned.  Very few books really exist on the topic or when they do, they really don’t give you the entire picture of how to manage tenants and the property.  Plus, the information out […]

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  8. Why You Should Use an Eviction Lawyer

    Author: Todd Christiansen | Date: 15 Jul 2010, 7:57 pm | Category: Eviction Law

    Are you preparing for your first eviction?  Maybe that “always late” tenant finally stopped paying and won’t return your calls.  Alternatively, maybe your tenant is violating the lease despite sending them some eviction letters to try and get them to clean up their behavior.  Don’t stress out, all landlords go through this.  All of us […]

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  9. What is a Printable Eviction Notice?

    Author: Todd Christiansen | Date: 03 Jul 2010, 11:50 am | Category: Eviction Law

    Every landlord will eventually have to do an eviction.  This can be a frustrating and expensive process.  I am surprised, though, how many will try to cut corners to save a couple dollars when doing the eviction.  Instead of using an evictions attorney or going down to the courthouse, they will try to find free […]

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  10. Tenant Eviction Letter

    Author: Todd Christiansen | Date: 27 Jun 2010, 9:51 pm | Category: Eviction Law

    This letter is a requirement in some states and not in others.  If it is required, the exact language of an eviction letter will vary from state to state.  Consult with your local courthouse for the legal language that should be in here.  This is simply an explanation and loose example.  No legal advice is […]

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