language to be deleted (2) new language
relating to landlord and tenant; providing for certain notices relating to foreclosure;
amending Minnesota Statutes 2006, sections 504B.151; 504B.178, subdivision 8; 504B.285, subdivision 1.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:
Once a landlord has received notice of a contract for deed cancellation under section 559.21 or notice of a mortgage foreclosure sale under chapter 580 or 582, the landlord may enter into a periodic residential lease agreement with a term of two months or less or a fixed term residential tenancy not extending beyond the cancellation period or the landlord's period of redemption until:
(1) the contract for deed has been reinstated or paid in full;
(2) the mortgage default has been cured and the mortgage reinstated;
(3) the mortgage has been satisfied;
(4) the property has been redeemed from a foreclosure sale; or
(5) a receiver has been appointed.
This section does not apply to a manufactured home park as defined in section 327C.01, subdivision 5.
No tenant may withhold payment of all or any portion of rent for the last payment period of a residential rental agreement, except an oral or written month to month residential rental agreement concerning which neither the tenant nor landlord has served a notice to quit, on the grounds that the deposit should serve as payment for the rent. Withholding all or any portion of rent for the last payment period of the residential rental agreement creates a rebuttable presumption that the tenant withheld the last payment on the grounds that the deposit should serve as payment for the rent. Any tenant who remains in violation of this subdivision after written demand and notice of this subdivision shall be liable to the landlord for the following:
(1) a penalty in an amount equal to the portion of the deposit which the landlord is entitled to withhold under subdivision 3 other than to remedy the tenant's default in the payment of rent; and
(2) interest on the whole deposit as provided in subdivision 2, in addition to the amount of rent withheld by the tenant in violation of this subdivision.
The person entitled to the premises may recover possession by eviction when:
(1) any person holds over real property:
(i) after a sale of the property on an execution or judgment;
(ii) on foreclosure of a mortgage and expiration of the time for redemption; or
(iii) after termination of contract to convey the property, provided that if the person holding the real property after the expiration of the time for redemption or termination is a tenant, the person has received:
(A) at least one month's written notice to vacate no sooner than one month after the expiration of the time for redemption or termination, provided that the tenant pays the rent and abides by all terms of the lease; or
(B) at least one month's written notice to vacate no later than the date of the expiration of the time for redemption or termination, which notice shall also state that the sender will hold the tenant harmless for breaching the lease by vacating the premises if the mortgage is redeemed or the contract is reinstated;
(2) any person holds over real property after termination of the time for which it is demised or leased to that person or to the persons under whom that person holds possession, contrary to the conditions or covenants of the lease or agreement under which that person holds, or after any rent becomes due according to the terms of such lease or agreement; or
(3) any tenant at will holds over after the termination of the tenancy by notice to quit.
Presented to the governor April 3, 2008
Signed by the governor April 4, 2008, 4:12 p.m.