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    Default Evicting in winter months Minnesota

    Can a landlord evict a tenant during winter months even if they give the tenant 30 days?

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    Check with a local attorney or landlord/tenant group.

    In most states with which I'm familiar, there's a widely held misconception that landlords cannot evict during cold weather. This may be a confusion with laws that prevent utilities from disconnecting for non-payment during winter months. In any event, why would anyone want to be a landlord if they were prohibited from evicting non-paying tenants for a sizable part of the year? It wouldn't make sense.

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    See the website of the Minnesota Attorney General:

    http://www.ag.state.mn.us/Consumer/h...lt/LT_4.asp#22

    The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission developed the Cold Weather Rule to protect a tenant (or homeowner) from having their heat source disconnected in winter if they are unable to pay their utility bills. (188) The rule is in effect from October 15 through April 15 and applies to utilities regulated by the state. (189)

    The Cold Weather Rule does not prevent a landlord from evicting a tenant, or refusing to renew a lease that expires during this “cold weather” season.

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