What are a tenants rights if they are renting a non-licensed rental property?

We found out the house that we rented here is not licensed for rental. Boiler overflowed last week ruining basement carpet. Landords asked us to tell insurance company they lived here so it would be covered. Now they told us since basement is getting redone and so we have to get rid of our pets. We refused so they want us out. How much time must they give us to move? How much trouble can they get in with the city and their insurance money?

Asked on March 5, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Minnesota


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