A judge has stopped the enforcement of the new St. Paul Tenant Protections that were passed by the city last year.
The S.A.F.E. Housing Tenant Protections ordinance went into effect earlier this year and limits the ability of landlords to consider evictions, credit histories, and criminal histories when screening rental applicants. It also limits how much money they can require of new tenants and forces landlords to give a written explanation when they decide not to renew a lease.
A group of landlords sued the city earlier this year, calling the measure unconstitutional and asked the court for a preliminary injunction to stop its enforcement. A judge recently ruled the ordinance will likely be found unconstitutional, and halted its enforcement while the lawsuit plays out in court.
Housing Hub is monitoring the situation closely, and will update our property owners with the latest developments. As always, if you have any questions, please give us a call!