Landlord

Essential Legal Services and the Stay at Home Order

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s Stay at Home order has been issued and will be taking effect on Friday, March 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM. Minnesotans are urged to Stay at Home and stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The staff and attorneys at Markve & Zweifel, PLLC will still be available to provide essential legal services, including but not limited to:

In order to comply with the Stay at Home order, while also ensuring our clients have their essential legal service needs met, we will be working remotely and facilitating consultations via telephone and video-conference as much as possible. In cases where an in-person meeting is necessary, we will take additional precautions to maintain a clean and safe environment for all parties involved.

If you need legal assistance during this Stay at Home period, do not hesitate to contact MZ Law.

Evictions During a Public Emergency

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order on March 23, 2020, prohibiting evictions and residential foreclosures for the duration of this peacetime emergency. Any actions that were previously commenced, seeking to recover residential premises after March 1, 2020, are now on hold. This means no evictions or residential foreclosures may be commenced until the Executive Order is rescinded.

Please note that this does not relieve a tenant’s obligation to pay rent. Tenants are still obligated to make timely rent payments and late fees may continue to be charged after 60 days. Additionally, Tenants are still obligated to maintain a safe living environment. If a Tenant seriously endangers the safety of other residents, or if they are conducting unlawful activities, they may still be evicted.

The full text of the Executive Order can be found here: https://www.leg.state.mn.us/archive/execorders/20-14.pdf

If you have any questions regarding this Executive Order, or other landlord-tenant matters you may be experiencing during this season contact our attorneys.