The other day I was reminded of one of my favorite Minnesota eviction myths. This one in particular always makes me laugh.
Many tenants believe if they fail to pay rent over the winter months, the landlord can’t begin or execute an eviction. Why? Because it’s cold outside.
In other words, the property owner is simply supposed to continue to pay all the bills associated with the property, and let the tenant stay simply because it’s cold.
Perhaps tenants have heard about the cold weather rule, which if properly applied for, prevents the heat in a home or rental unit from being terminated for non-payment during winter’s brutal months.
Landlords needn’t be quite as merciful. Rent must be paid, regardless of the season. Period.