Hotline Services

HOME Line offers free legal advice to Minnesota tenants on our hotline service. We serve the entire state of Minnesota.

We have advised over 158,000 tenants through our free hotline.  We believe most tenants can assert their rights without representation (as long as they have the right information), however we do provide limited paid consultations and representation.

Click below for more information on our services:

Free tenant/landlord legal advice

HOME Line offers free legal advice to Minnesota tenants on our hotline service. Tenant/landlord law advice and problem-solving includes:

  • Explanations of applicable laws
  • Procedures for legal options available to tenants
  • Providing form letters, fact sheets, excerpts from statutes, or other written information
  • Referrals to local housing inspectors, sources of emergency assistance, etc.

Tenants who contact the hotline will usually receive immediate attention to their problem from one of the staff attorneys or law student volunteers. Tenants will receive free advice regarding Minnesota landlord/tenant law and options for resolving the problem will be offered. The hotline is free and available to all tenants, regardless of income.

We serve the entire state of Minnesota.

If you are a tenant in Minnesota and you have a rental question, you can reach our Tenant Advocates for legal advice at:

(612) 728-5767

…or call us toll-free from Greater MN at:

(866) 866-3546

You can also E-mail one of our attorneys from our website with your questions.

 

Paid tenant/landlord legal consultation & representation

While HOME Line’s Tenant Hotline provides free advice to Minnesota renters there are times when a tenant may want more expansive representation. It can be difficult to find attorneys willing to take such cases or the attorney may charge too much.  For this reason we offer several services ranging from simple one-time legal consultation to full representation.

Every case and client is unique. We use a sliding-scale fee model based upon the circumstances of the individual case and the type of representation desired. If you are interested in our paid services, please call our tenant hotline to inquire: 612-728-5767 or toll-free from Greater MN 866-866-3546.

Types of Representation

  • Write a letter and/or engage in negotiations with your landlord before a case has been filed
  • Prepare you for Conciliation Court, District Court, and Housing Court
  • Partial and Full representation in Conciliation Court, District Court, and Housing Court

HOME Line reserves the right to refuse to accept any case.  We will not represent tenants in cases unless we believe the tenant should prevail in court.

In any case in which HOME Line represents a tenant, the fee arrangement will be agreed upon in writing prior to representation and the tenant will know what costs they will incur as well as what legal services they will receive. Again, if you are interested in our paid services, please call our tenant hotline to inquire: 612-728-5767 or toll-free from Greater MN 866-866-3546.