I moved to MN in August with some friends and was given a moldy apartment to move into and forced to get hotels, hold on to a uhaul for days longer than we’re we’re supposed too cost us a lot more in gas...uhaul was going to report the insult atolen so we had to by insult storage unit to put our stuff in... we were also told by the gates of Rochester that are lease was going to be terminated since that’s what we wanted. The gates of Rochester never reimbursed us for the hotels and storage unit and other things. Even though we saw people at the hotel that were placed in the hotel at the gates of Rochester expense because of mold. After failed attempt to get another apartment we had to call the gates of Rochester and see if we can get another apartment. We were told we would not have to have a co-signer this time. Upon arrival we were forced to sign the lease that we were told was going to be destroyed. And then was told our last month we stay there would be free ... why are they withholding out reimbursement. We have been waiting on military gov. Assistant to come to help pay rent. Now we are behind on rent and being evicted. Also The money we owe doesn’t seem to add up.
Contact Southern MN Legal Services in Rochester. They provide help for tenants receiving assistance.
This seems to be a complicated scenario, so you will likely want to discuss with an attorney. Legal Aid of Olmsted County also offers free legal advice to low income tenants, so you may with to contact LAOC.
The long and short of it seems to be that the Lease you signed will control, not what they said to you verbally. That is what the Judge will go by. If you are living there and not paying rent, it is not surprising you are being evicted. However, you will have the right to attend the court hearing and explain your circumstances, ask for a jury trial, or simply ask for up to a week to remove your property. Lastly, if you pay the back-due rent at or before the court hearing, you will be allowed to stay (assuming of course that the only reason the landlord is attempting to evict you is due to non-payment of rent and not things such as lease expiration or criminal activity). Good luck.
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