WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON REASONS FOR FILING AN EVICTION?
A. Nonpayment of Rent
What happens when the tenant renting your Minneapolis apartment stops paying the rent? You may file an eviction action against the tenant for failing to pay the rent when it was due. However, the tenant may stop the eviction (called "redeeming the tenancy") by paying past due rent, costs of the eviction action (including the court filing fee), and other requirements under the lease.
B. Lease Violations
What happens when the tenant renting your St. Paul duplex violates one of the terms of your lease? The lease must contain a "right of re-entry" or eviction clause for the landlord to evict a tenant for a material breach of the lease (except for nonpayment of rent and statutory violations). This clause gives the landlord a right to evict the tenant for violating lease provisions like disturbing other residents, causing damage to the property, unauthorized persons living on the property, or unauthorized pets.
A landlord may evict a tenant who engages in the following illegal activities prohibited by MN statute:
Unlawful controlled substances in the premises or common area
Unlawful use or possession of a firearm
Stolen property in the premises or common area
Criminal gang activity
C. Tenant Remains in the Apartment or Rental Home After Getting a Notice to Vacate (holding over)
A holdover tenant is one whose lease has expired, or where proper notice to vacate was given, but the tenant remains in the rental unit without the landlord's consent.