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 This means no evictions or residential foreclosures may be commenced until the Executive Order is rescinded.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.