I scanned the Minnesota Multi-Housing Association’s web site earlier this week and happened upon a brochure I hadn’t seen before.
Offered free of charge as a download, MHA’s “Apartment Living & The Law” is a flyer designed as a mean of informing tenants of their legal rights.
The brochure clearly explains which repairs landlords are and are not responsible for, proper ways of contacting landlords about repairs, how to make sure a security deposit is returned, and the eviction process.
A simple True/False quiz also effectively dispels many landlord/tenant myths, including the infamous “24 hour rule”.
As more people purchase their first duplexes, either to live in or investments, this information may be especially useful for not only tenants, but new landlords as well.