Minnesota Month to Month Rental Agreement Form

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The Minnesota Month-to-Month Rental Agreement Form puts an at-will tenancy agreement in writing. This document shall conform to state guidelines and requirements and will become a binding agreement once all parties involved have signed it. This means that this lease is in effect, both parties will be expected to live up to the obligations that is assigned by their assumed roles in the eyes of the law and specifics named within this document. The effective term of a Month-to-Month is left to the discretion of both Landlord and Tenant. The termination date will be named at a later date in accordance with Minnesota Statute Section 504B.135. This means that notice must be given by the party terminating the lesser of either one full rent interval in advance or three months. Minnesota also makes the note that if a Tenant is delinquent with the rent (even after a notice), the Landlord may terminate the agreement with at least 14 days’ notice. Such statutes are meant to protect parties from being slighted or put through the unnecessary hardship finding a replacement at the last moment.

It is worth mentioning that while there are strict requirements for naming the termination date, it may be named for any time. This adds a considerable flexibility to a residential agreement while preserving both Landlord and Tenant rights.

Minimum Termination Period – One (1) Month

Laws – § 504B.135

How to Write

Step 1 – In the first paragraph enter the date of the lease, Landlord’s Name, and Tenant’s name on the appropriate blank lines.

Step 2 – In the second paragraph, enter the name of the county and the address of the property in that order.

Step 3 – Item 1 or “Term” will require the start date of the Lease.

Step 4 – In Item 2, or “Rent,” enter the total expected amount of rent by the end of the contract on the first two blank spaces. Then on the third blank space, write in the calendar day of the month the rent must be paid. On the fourth and fifth blank spaces, enter the monthly rent amount the Tenant must pay. The final blank space shall require the date that second month’s rent will be due.

Step 5 – In Item 3, or “Damage Deposit,” enter write in and enter the dollar amount of security deposit the landlord requires of the Tenant.

Step 6 – In Item 4, or “Use of Premises,” list the names of the Tenant’s household members on the blank spaces available.

Step 7 – In Item 15, or “Tenant’s Hold Over,” write out the dollar amount of the monthly rent when the lease renews in the first blank line. Then enter this monthly rent amount as a number in the second blank line.

Step 8 – In Item 17, or “Animals,” enter the maximum number of dogs the Tenant may live with on this property written out and entered numerically in the spaces provided. On the third and fourth blank spaces enter the total pet deposit the Landlord requires. Then on the last set of blank spaces, report the nonrefundable portion of this amount.

Step 9 – In Item 21, or “Late Charge,” define the penalty amount a Tenant will be charged if he/she has not paid the rent on time.

Step 10 – In Item 32, or “Notice,” document the Landlord’s official contact information for receiving notices from the Tenant in the first set of blank lines. On the second set of blank lines, document the Tenant’s official contact information for receiving notices from the Landlord.

Step 11 – In Item 34, or “Additional Provisions; Disclosures,” report on any additional agreements the Landlord and Tenant wish to be a part of this contract, document any necessary disclosures, and list any attachments in the space provided.

Step 12 – The end of this document will require the Landlord(s) and Tenant(s) to enter the date of the lease, sign their names, print their names, and write in the date of their signatures. The first area is reserved for the Landlord while the second will allow for two Tenants to perform this requirement.


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