Minnesota Tenant Background Check
Minnesota Tenant Screening Background Checks
The Koleman Group LLC understands your Minnesota Tenant Screening needs. The variety of tenant screening packages and the option to customize your screening package offers your perfect options for conducting comprehensive Minnesota Tenant Screening.
Unfortunately, every applicant is not honest, and comprehensive tenant screening is crucial so that you can quickly eliminate unqualified applicants. Save money with your Minnesota Tenant Screening with the complimentary credit report that is provided at no charge with every Minnesota Tenant Screening package. You can also pass the Minnesota tenant background check cost on to the applicant since 504B.173 provides that landlords can charge an “applicant screening fee” to rental applicants. Landlords must abide by all the requirements associated with applicant screening fees under Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Law.
It is important that landlords understand that the applicant’s eviction history is not included in the standard credit report. With the Eviction History Report, you can uncover the applicant’s past eviction history and determine if the tenant was truthful about any previous evictions. Match previous addresses when you check the Previous Address Tenant History results. In addition, the SSN Fraud Report verifies that your applicant is who they claim to be. Incidents of identity theft are on the rise. The SSN Fraud Report gives you the information to determine if the applicant may be committing identity theft when applying to rent one of your properties. Criminals use a variety of shady tactics to hide their identity and their crimes; identity theft is just one aspect of their potential illegal actions.
The Criminal History Report gives you the details to discover if the applicant has a criminal background and the nature of the crimes. Discover whether the offenses were minor misdemeanors or major crimes. Including the terrorist search and the sex offender search for your Minnesota Tenant Screening provides you with information regarding any offenses your applicants have committed that violate sex offender or terrorist laws. Even in the event that an individual is charged with a sex offender or terrorist crimes, they are often released on bail, pending a later court date. Protect yourself and your properties and potentially protect other lives when you check every applicant for sex offender and terrorist crimes, then quickly eliminate them from consideration as prospective tenants. You will also protect your reputation as a landlord who rents to qualified applicants that abide by the Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Laws and criminal codes on the local, state, and federal levels when you conduct comprehensive Minnesota Tenant Screening.
The Koleman Group LLC provides tenant screening background checks nationwide. Looking for a tenant screening report in a state other than Minnesota? Visit our tenant background checks page to learn more.
Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Law
Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Laws are set forth in the Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 504B, Landlord, and Tenant. The rights and responsibilities of the parties to a landlord-tenant agreement are provided in the statutes and remedies in the event that one of the parties violates Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Law.
No part of this information is meant to substitute for legal advice. Should you have questions regarding Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Law, or if you believe you have a case under these statutes, you should consult an attorney.
Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Law – Security Deposits
Landlords are permitted to require a security deposit but must return the security deposit, along with interest:
(1) within three weeks after termination of the tenancy; or
(2) within five days of the date when the tenant leaves the building or dwelling due to the legal condemnation of the building or dwelling in which the tenant lives for reasons not due to willful, malicious, or irresponsible conduct of the tenant
If a landlord claims there are damages that are the fault of the tenant or that the tenant owes past due rent, the landlord must “furnish to the tenant a written statement showing the specific reason for the withholding of the deposit or any portion; thereof.” Suppose the landlord fails to return the security deposit. In that case, the tenant can collect damages “in an amount equal to the portion of the deposit withheld by the landlord and interest thereon as provided in subdivision 2, as a penalty, in addition to the portion of the deposit wrongfully withheld by the landlord and interest thereon,” in accordance with Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Law.
Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Law – Unlawful Exclusion or Removal
If a tenant fails to abide by the terms of the lease or with other statutes of Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Law, the landlord cannot just take matters into his or her own hands. Section 504B.375 provides potential remedies to tenants where the landlord has committed unlawful exclusion or removal acts. Landlords are prohibited from having utilities disconnected in a rental property where a tenant is residing. Landlords are also not permitted to change locks, windows, or doors or exclude the tenant from the premises. Any attempt by the landlord to have the tenant waive this section in the lease or in any other manner is void and unenforceable.
Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Law – Cold Weather Notice
In accordance with 504B.155, if a tenant plans to vacate a rental property between November 15 and April 15, except for termination of the tenancy, he or she is required to provide the landlord “three days’ notice of intention.” If a landlord brings a claim against the tenant under this section of Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Law, the tenant is subject to being found guilty of a misdemeanor.
Minnesota Tenant Screening provides landlords with the tools to weed out the unqualified applicants and to quickly turn over the keys to applicants who are likely to pay rent on time and not damage the property. It is imperative, however, that landlords realize the importance of screening every applicant. Minnesota Landlord Forms gives landlords the comprehensive selection of forms needed throughout each tenancy and for every potential situation that may arise at any given time. With these tools, landlords are able to comply with many of the Minnesota Landlord-Tenant Laws regarding the forms and notices to tenants.
Updated on 2022-06-07 21:33:49 by larry coleman