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Covid-19 & Your Real Estate Business

The Minnesota Landlord's Coronavirus Survival Guide

This is the time to have a plan and be proactive. The future is uncertain, but you can help shape the future with your actions. In this free workshop, you’ll get essential tools to weather the storm. 

Presented by Bradly Schaeppi, President and CEO of Minnesota Landlord Law, PLLC (legal) and InvestProp, LLC (real estate brokerage)

INCLUDED IN Lesson 1 - Residential Properties:

  • Executive Orders Demystified
  • Tenant Communication Guidelines & Tenant Notice Templates
  • Payment Plan Guidelines, Tenant Notices & Contract Templates
  • Late Fees Guidelines & Document Templates
  • Laundry & Community Area Guidelines & Notices
  • Response to Requests for Rent Reduction From Lost Amenities
  • In-unit Maintenance Guidelines
  • Re-Lease with Covid-19 legally permitted holdovers
  • What to do if a rental property resident contracts Covid 19
State Law

Know Your Written Notices!

In 2018, residential rental properties face an environment of increasing regulation at all levels of government: local, state, and federal. After 15 years around multifamily

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Commercial Landlord-Tenant

Security Deposits and Purchase Agreements

Most if not all developers take the position: “I will not pay any hard money until I receive my full entitlements. I am conducting tests and adding value to your property. There is no room to add non-refundable money.” Well, I can tell you from first hand experience–that is just not true. If a seller has a unique piece of property special to a developer, they will agree in purchase agreement to put up hard money in a strong market.

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State Law

Selling to a Developer? Charge for extensions in PA!!

Most if not all developers take the position: “I will not pay any hard money until I receive my full entitlements. I am conducting tests and adding value to your property. There is no room to add non-refundable money.” Well, I can tell you from first hand experience–that is just not true. If a seller has a unique piece of property special to a developer, they will agree in purchase agreement to put up hard money in a strong market.

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State Law

Eviction Actions in Minnesota: Possession & Collection

It is often said Eviction Actions/Housing Court are about “possession” not “collection.” This is true, but at a certain point a tenant with little excess cash always makes a decision/calculation: Do I pay my significant back rent and stay OR pay nothing and wait this out to the very last day (Sheriff knocking on the door), move out, save my money, and apply it to life/next housing option?

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Our blog covers legal developments applicable to local landlords, and emerging trends in the industry.

Practice Areas

Our Core Real Estate Legal Solutions

Forms, Contracts, Compliance, Defaults

Entity, Formation, Joint Venture, Notes

Land Use Approvals & Entitlements

Recent Landlord Client Case Studies

Discover how we’ve helped solve legal issues for local landlords of commercial properties.

Client case study 1:

Surrender of Premises

Local landlord received their building back damaged, they called us asking for legal help. After viewing the facts and applicable laws, negotiated before a lawsuit to obtain a $250,000+ settlement.

Client case study 2: 

Unlicensed Rental Property

Residential tenant of Minneapolis landlord filed suit seeking a return of all paid rent, moving and hotel expenses, and damages due to unlicensed unit. Negotiated a settlement that removed tenant from the property and ended the dispute.

Client case study 3: 

Reposition Distressed Property

Client called needing immediate assistance to solve and remove tenants in default, negotiate a replacement tenant lease, address a contract for deed maturity, and stabilize property for new buyer.   

The real estate investor's attorney.

One stop legal shop for buying, selling, and managing real estate.

Brad Schaeppi

MSBA Certified Real Property Law Specialist

Licensed Minnesota Real Estate attorney and real estate broker, offers his clients the unique combination of deal making broker skills and high level contractual and regulatory legal analysis. When you hire Brad, you hire an attorney who personally owns, manages, and understands investment properties–from identifying front end risks prior to acquisition, to physical, financial, and tenant issues that arise during ownership, to maximizing value at, and mitigating exposure after, disposition.

Prior to founding his Brokerage and Law practice in 2011, Brad held “stripe-earning” positions in real estate as a project manager for a local developer (PAK Properties), a Senior Project Manager for a publicly traded company (Vail Resorts), to an investment sales associate for a large local real estate brokerage and management company (Welsh Companies).

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