Minnesota attorney general expands Minneapolis rental property investigation into Hopkins, Burnsville
June 21, 2023
A Utah rental company with more than a dozen properties in the Twin Cities has drawn attention from city and state officials after tenant complaints of irregular utility billing and poor maintenance.
The Minnesota Attorney General's Office is looking into practices at Investment Property Group-owned buildings in Burnsville and Hopkins as well as Minneapolis, according to Deputy Chief of Staff John Stiles. Investigators are working to determine if the company tried to collect illegal utility payments from tenants and evict people from more than 30 apartments in one Minneapolis building.
Tenants described similar issues at properties the company owns in Hopkins - inexplicable hikes in utility bills, coupled with a leaking roof and mold that was never fully remediated.