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Landlord/Tenant Law Overview

For Landlords

Landlord/Tenant law in Michigan, or any state for that matter, is frequently both overly broad and convoluted. There are ways to protect your rights and, just as importantly, your property from problem tenants and their guests.  But, even when the proper steps are taken, you may still have issues that arise. The two biggest issues that landlords face are non-payment of rent by their tenants and destruction of the rental property.  Below is an explanation of the eviction process which provides answers to some of the most frequent questions that I receive on a weekly basis. If, however, you do not see the answer to a question that you have, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

For Tenants

It is no secret that the legal system is weighted heavily against tenants.  Certainly that doesn’t seem fair, but it is the reality of our legal system.  Of course, this raises the important question: ‘How do I protect myself from abusive, vindictive, harassing, and/or deadbeat landlords?’ The answer is to contact an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who is willing to fight for your rights and not just seek settlement. Below is an explanation of the eviction process which provides answers to some of the most frequent questions that I receive on a weekly basis. If, however, you do not see the answer to a question that you have, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Incorporate

Protect yourself from losing your home and personal belongings by incorporating of filing for an LLC. Own your own company, become your own boss, and protect yourself from personal liability. The first step in creating the landlord tenant Michigan business is protecting yourself.


Lease agreements
It’s important to have a well-drafted lease agreement to make sure that all of your bases are covered. Landlord tenant Michigan Court Rules, and landlord tenant Michigan Law require that certain things be included in lease agreements. Make sure that your lease agreement is valid by having an experienced lawyer draft your agreement.

Evictions

From time to time you may experience a problem tenant. Violations in lease agreements, failure to pay rent, or even drugs on the premises are the most common reasons to evict clients. Don’t let your investment get ruined. Don’t make the mistake of self-help. Failure to follow the court rules can result in a tenant suing you, and winning, for three times the amount of damages.