Can a landlord tell other tenants about another tenants eviction?

I have been issued a non-renewal of lease, and even though after talking with the company that owns this building they assured me it was not an eviction and would not be put on my record. Although the landlord that works in the building I am moving out of has told other tenants that I am being evicted. First of all that isn’t the complete truth, and second of all do they not have certain confidentiality rules?

Asked on November 27, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Minnesota


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

There is nothing precluding a landlord from telling other tenants that a particular tenant is being evicted or that his or her lease is not being renewed. There is no confidentiality rules regarding a landlord tenant relationship over the issue that you are writing about unfortunately.

I see your point that the landlord has not stated the exact truth about your moving where your lease was not renewed. I would have a face to face meeting with the landlord to set the record state followed up by a letter memorializing the conversation and reiterating the fact that your lease is not being renewed as opposed to you being evicted from your rental.

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