Tenant Remedies Actions step-by-step (live teleconference available)*
Presenters: Tovah Flygare, Staff Attorney, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
Low income renters often are unable to enforce their rights to habitable housing on their own. Learn the basics of the statute-based process for enforcing a tenant’s right to repairs in Minnesota law. If you agree to take a volunteer housing repair case from SMRLS, this CLE is free.
More details below.
Time: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Registration: 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 40, Ramsey County District Courthouse, 15 West Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul
Credit: 2 Standard Credits approved; Code #178355
Cost: $40 RCBA members; $60 non-members
Teleconference Cost: $60 RCBA members; $80 non-members
Volunteer Cost: FREE if you agree to take a volunteer repair case from SMRLS.
The Great Recession has hit low income renters as well as their landlords in many cases. Many of the rental properties that low income renters can afford in the current market are in need of multiple repairs and many tenants are unable to enforce their rights to habitable housing on their own. Fortunately, there is a statute-based process for enforcing a tenant’s right to repairs in Minnesota law. SMRLS attorney, Tovah Flygare, will go over the Tenant Remedies Action process in a presentation geared toward volunteer attorneys. If you agree to take a volunteer housing repair case from SMRLS, this CLE is free.
Topics covered include:
· Basics of Minnesota Statute Section 504B.385 et seq.
· Rent Escrow actions
· Emergency Tenant Remedy actions
· Tenant Remedy action hybrids
· Common defenses
· Evidentiary issues and burden of proof
*Instructions for accessing the teleconference will be sent prior to the CLE. If you are a Season Pass holder and want to attend via teleconference, please send an email to email@example.com or call 651.222.0846 to arrange for attendance via live teleconference. We cannot offer the live teleconference to law students for free. Law students may still attend the live presentation for free.