Minnesota House Passes Renter Protection Legislation
Bill would increase transparency for renters and even the playing field between tenants and landlords
ST. PAUL, MN – Today, the Minnesota House of Representatives passed Rep. Mohamud Noor's bipartisan bill to increase renter protections and amend requirements to ensure greater lease transparency.
“Students, low-income individuals, and immigrants are disproportionately impacted by housing policies that are designed to favor landlords over renters,” said Rep. Mohamud Noor (DFL - Minneapolis). “Stable housing is fundamental to living a productive, affordable life. This consumer protection measure will bring much-needed transparency to the housing market.”
The bill would require landlords to disclose the unit being rented; require the lease start and end dates be put on the first page of a lease; prevent a tenant from getting charged a full month's rent when they are required to move out before the month has ended; and prohibit landlords from providing less notice to quit the premises, or increase rent, than the amount of time the lease allows the tenant to provide notice of an intention to quit the premises.