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Can My Landlord Enter My Home? A Tenant’s Right to Privacy

Authored By
Education for Justice

Minnesota law says that a landlord or caretaker can only enter your apartment for a business reason or an emergency. If it is for a business reason, the landlord has to tell you ahead of time. A landlord can’t make you sign anything giving up your right to know ahead of time if they want to enter your apartment. Some cities have tenant privacy laws in their housing codes. You can find out by calling the housing inspection office or the mayor of your city.