September 9th, 2020
Residential Landlord's Rights in Minnesota – COVID-19 Update
On March 23, 2020, Governor Tim Walz issued Emergency Executive Order 20-14 (“Order 20-14”), which suspended residential real estate evictions, writs of recovery, and tenancy terminations during the peacetime emergency. Order 20-14 prohibited a landlord from taking any action to evict a residential tenant unless the eviction action was brought where the tenant seriously endangered the safety of other residents or invoked Minn. Stat. §504B.171, Subd. 1, which prohibits tenants from using real property for controlled substances, prostitution, the unlawful use of a firearm, or storing stolen property.