Posts By: Aaron Cox

Pets and Rentals: Deposits, Fees and Damages

Owning and renting out property can be a tricky business. Most of the time, renters take pretty good care of the spaces they inhabit – and if they don’t, that’s what security deposits are for. But what if the tenant has a pet that causes significant property damage beyond what’s covered by the security deposit… Read more »

Navigating the Michigan Eviction Process

Eviction Process

If you are a landlord, owner or property manager, you may have to deal with evicting one of your tenants. Eviction may be necessary for many reasons. It can be because of late rent, the property being damaged by the tenant, or many other circumstances. Whatever the reason, there is a clearly defined legal process… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Land Contracts

If you are buying or selling property in the state of Michigan, you can essentially cut out the middle man by handling the sale through a land contract. In such a sale, the seller sets up an installment plan though a contract with the buyer that states the price in addition to how the taxes,… Read more »

Investing in Real Estate? Consult Us First!

Are you buying or selling a commercial or residential property? Don’t make a purchasing decision without consulting the team at The Law Offices of Aaron D. Cox PLLC first to ensure that the process goes smoothly and free of legal complications. There are many reasons as to why you shouldn’t go through the process of… Read more »

What Can’t Be in a Lease

If you own or manage an apartment or other property, it is essential that you understand your contracts inside and out. It is important to know the language in your leasing agreement from front to back to make sure that there is nothing within it that is questionable, false or even illegal for your tenants…. Read more »

When Do You Need Quiet Title Actions?

If you have ever purchased a piece of property, inherited a piece of property, or have had a property ownership dispute, the chances are that you have at least heard of a quiet-title action. Essentially, a quiet-title action is a lawsuit where one party wants to establish their ownership of property over the claims of… Read more »

Your tenant filed for bankruptcy; how does that affect your landlord-tenant relationship?

Uh oh! Instead of receiving this month’s rent check in the mail you received a notice of voluntary petition for bankruptcy from your tenant. What does that mean to you Mr. Landlord? The first thing to understand about bankruptcy in landlord-tenant relationships is that the simple filing of a petition for bankruptcy protection enacts a… Read more »

Should You Accept Section 8 Tenants? Know The Considerations.

Section 8 Renters: The Government is paying you for your tenant’s rent, you better believe that there are strings attached. Landlords often seek out or simply accept a commonly used government housing funded program often referred to as Section 8. Section 8 refers to a particular federal law out of the Housing and Urban Development… Read more »