Minnesota Notice To Vacate for Illegal Activity

Last Updated: January 23, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

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Minnesota Notice To Vacate for Illegal Activity is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for engaging in illegal activity at the premises. The tenant is not given an opportunity to take corrective action, and must move out by the specified date of termination.

When To Use a Minnesota Notice To Vacate for Illegal Activity

A Minnesota Notice To Vacate for Illegal Activity begins the eviction process for the following tenant violations:

  • Involvement in illegal drug activity
  • Permitting prostitution on the premises
  • Unlawful use of a firearm
  • Storage of stolen property at the premises

When delivering this notice, a landlord must provide a reasonable date of termination for the tenancy. The tenant is not allowed an opportunity to take any type of corrective action.

Some types of Minnesota lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

How To Write a Minnesota Notice To Vacate for Illegal Activity

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Vacate:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Serve a Minnesota Notice To Vacate for Illegal Activity

Minnesota landlords may deliver a Notice To Vacate using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the other party
  2. Hand delivery to a person of suitable age on the property who can accept the notice on behalf of the other party
  3. Delivery by registered or certified mail

To account for variable delivery times, mailed notice extends the notice period by three (3) calendar days.

In-person service completed after 5:00PM local Minnesota time extends the notice period by one (1) calendar day.

In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.