Posts By: Aaron Cox

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 »

Landlords / Tenants Should be Wary of Legal Pitfalls

LANDLORD’S LEGAL PITFALLS Most property owners who rent their property handle the legal actions associated with landlord and tenant relations on their own. The district court system is amicable to property owners handling their own legal affairs, but these landlords need to be especially wary of legal pitfalls. While most property owners who are also… Read more »

Tax Deeds – The Silent Problem for Purchasers

SO YOU BOUGHT A PROPERTY AT THE COUNTY TAX SALE? DO YOU REALLY OWN IT? CAN YOU SELL IT? Every fall Michigan Counties sell thousands of properties for delinquent taxes. The purchasers of these properties acquire deeds for reduced costs – sometimes pennies on the dollar – and receive a “Quit-Claim” deed in exchange. The… Read more »