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Subsection (1), above, is poorly drafted. It is not clear from the statute or case law, whether or not retaliation must relate to the lease contract, or whether it must only relate to the law of Minnesota or the USA. Given this uncertainty, you would be well served to wait 90 days before tendering a notice to quit -- because if the judge decides that the law should be interpreted in favor of the tenant's right to sue you for negligence or on some other legal theory not associated with the lease agreement, then your actions will be found to be retaliatory.
Note, that if the tenant has not actually served you with a summons and complaint from the court, nor made a written demand for damages, then your actions would not be retaliatory, because you would not be responding to the tenant's actual attempts to enforce his/her rights under the lease. The tenant must act before you do -- otherwise there is no retaliation.
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We have not received any notice yet. I can assume from yout last paragraph that it is ok to send the letter?
I asked a question an hour ago bout sending the letter. Are you there/