Our deep dive into our role as The Enforcer continues! Last week we talked about how we uphold, issue, and record lease violations and fines. This week, we are taking it a step further and examining the ever-changing situation regarding evictions.
The eviction moratorium Governor Tim Walz issued back in March still remains in place and was just extended last week. It suspends most evictions, except in limited circumstances. The only circumstances under which a landlord can file an eviction is if a tenant puts other residents’ safety in serious danger, or causes significant damage to the property. Landlords cannot evict tenants for non-payment, per the eviction moratorium, which will likely remain in place for the foreseeable future, since winter is inching closer.
Evictions are handled on a case by case basis - each situation is different, especially these days. Housing Hub will send property owners a letter of approval for eviction. Once that is signed and payment is made, we work on filing the necessary paperwork with the county government. A court hearing will then be scheduled, and the process develops from there.
The past eight months have certainly been unprecedented, and while the eviction moratorium will likely remain in place through the winter months, Housing Hub is here for you. We continually provide tenants with financial resources that have become available at the state, county, city, and charitable levels to help continue bringing in rent payments for tenants who qualify for assistance.
We will continue to monitor the latest developments in regards to the eviction moratorium, and will take whatever action we can for our property owners. As always, if you have any questions about this process or the current situation regarding evictions, please give our office a call.