Minnesota Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

The Minnesota rental contracts are primarily used for owners of property, commercial or residential, in order to find an individual looking to rent their space for monthly payment. The landlord, or their agent, will typically ask for credentials from the applying tenant in order to know if they are financially capable of paying rent on time and to check with other landlords about the tenant's prior behavior. Once an agreement is finalized and signed, the lessee should be given access to the premises immediately and the tenancy has begun.

Download the Minnesota eviction notice that allows a tenant to be  served by their landlord or property manager if rent has not been paid. After the notice is submitted, the tenant has fourteen (14) days to either pay the landlord, or quit the lease and vacate the premises. Laws – Statute 504B.135(b)

The Minnesota commercial lease agreement is a form to be completed by a property owner/manager when agreeing to let an individual or business occupy space for rent paid on a monthly basis. The lessor will typically check the tenant’s credentials with a rental application before authorizing in order to ensure the business, and it’s principal(s), are financially stable and credible to pay rent on time. If it is an entity, the lessor may want to check with the Secretary of…

The Minnesota month to month lease is an agreement for tenants seeking a type of contract that allows them to leave with notice of one payment interval, which is usually one (1) month (504B.135). The agreement should be treated with the same cautiousness as a standard lease for the landlord as they will still bear the responsibility of any possible eviction process. Therefore every potential lessee should be screened through the rental application, and after approval, the contract should be authorized….

The Minnesota rental application is a form that allows a potential tenant to input their information and authorize to grant the landlord permission to view their credit information and any other background references. The landlord is capable of accepting a non-refundable fee for performing the service, as well as making sure that the potential lessee is serious about renting the premises. The landlord should accept a Security Deposit at the time of lease signing to further safeguard their position. In Minnesota…

The Minnesota standard residential lease is an agreement that is for a set period of time, usually one (1) year, that allows a tenant to occupy and live in space for monthly payments. The agreement is usually drafted and signed after a thorough viewing of their financial credentials including references from prior landlords (if any). Guide – Attorney General’s Responsibilities on Behalf of the Landlord and Tenant Laws – Chapter 504B Disclosures and Forms Lead-Based Paint – Only for residences…

Download a Minnesota sublease agreement, or roommate contract, that allows a person holding a lease for a property, sublessor, to engage with another individual, sublessee, to either rent partially or the entire space. Typically, a standard lease agreement in Minnesota will bar the act of subletting, if this is the case the sublessor will have to get the written permission from the landlord stating otherwise. Liability The sublessor will bear the liability for the sublessee’s actions. Meaning if they do…


Financial Stress (504b.151) – If a landlord has received contract for deed cancellation under section 559.21, the landlord must inform the tenant and not be able to enter into a periodic lease agreement for more than two (2) months.

Identification (504b.181) – The landlord, or their agent, must be identified in the lease as the person allowed to enter and perform work on the premises.

Lead-Based Paint – As per federal law, required if any housing unit was built prior to 1978.

Orders (504b.195) – The landlord must identify any outstanding and condemnation orders to the tenant (if any).

LANDLORD-TENANT LAWS Chapter 504b – Landlord and Tenant

Security Deposit – 504b.17

Maximum – No Maximum. The landlord may request as much as desired from a prospective tenant.

Returning – Three (3) weeks from the date the tenant surrendered the premises to the landlord.

Accessing/Entry by Landlord 504b.211

“Reasonable Notice” must be given before the landlord may enter the premises for any repair or non-emergency reason.