This page contains answers to common questions handled by our support staff, along with some tips and tricks that we have found useful and presented here as questions.
You can email your request directly if you wish to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may go to the service request page and use the appropriate request form there. Cost to apply for an apartment is variable depending on what property you are applying for. Currently Melhus Management Company manages Portland Manor and ShipRock Management Company manages Burnhardt Properties. Please contact the appropriate management company for application criteria and fees.
Although we enjoy pets, we are unable to allow them except in instances where they may be needed as an aid in living. It may be possible to enjoy a small fish aquarium, however, you need prior consent from the management.
Yes. Usually, a security deposit is equal to one month’s rent. In cases where credentials are marginal, we may ask for two month’s rent deposit and/or a co-signer. Laws governing security deposits can be found in the Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities publication available from the Minnesota Attorney Generals Office. In accordance with Minn. Stat. § 504B.181, subd. 2(b) (2000) this publication is available to all renters. (by clicking a link you will leave this site and be re-directed)
Our properties are privately owned and operated, and are regular ‘market rate’.
Although we don’t have designated Section 8 and/or subsidized properties, many of our apartment homes will qualify for assistance. Cases are individual and prospective renters will have been pre-qualified for assistance through whichever program they have applied.
Please check with local housing authorities or agencies which may be able to help answer your questions. Here’s a link to the Duluth Housing & Rehabilitation Authority (HRA) which is one of the agencies that may be able to assist you.
Currently, there are no restrictions on age except that one must be 18, and/or of legal age at the commencement of the Lease Agreement. Occasionally, there is an exception if the lessor has a co-signer or lease guarantor. Cases are dealt with individually and need to meet our application acceptance criteria. Most important in this criteria (but not limited to) is rental history, credit history, and personal references.
Laws governing discrimination can be found in the Landlords and Tenants: Rights and Responsibilities publication available from the Minnesota Attorney Generals Office.
In accordance with Minnesota State law, Minn. Stat. § 363.03, subd. (2)(a) (2000)….”According to Minnesota law, landlords cannot legally refuse to sell, rent or lease housing to potential tenants, or have different rental terms, on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual or affectional orientation, disability, or reliance on public assistance….”
Apartments Duluth and the properties contained herein are Equal Housing Opportunity companies. All persons are welcome and invited to apply for housing with us.