Understanding the Right to “Repair and Deduct”

As a landlord, it is your job to ensure that your property and individual apartments are safe to live in and up to code. However, sometimes essential components such as heat or electricity break no matter what you’ve done. It’s your responsibility to repair those items, but sometimes the tenant may take it upon themselves… Read more »

The Law Offices of Aaron Cox, PLLC Opens Southfield Michigan Office!

We recently opened a second office location in Oakland County – in Southfield, Michigan. Read more about it here – https://www.einpresswire.com/article/581312553/the-law-offices-of-aaron-cox-pllc-opens-southfield-michigan-office Contact us if you are in Oakland County and are a property owner in need of legal representation for evictions, collections, commercial litigation, or any other property-related legal dispute.

What to Do When a Tenant Appeals Your Eviction Judgment

You just spent the last 4-6 weeks patiently working through Michigan’s landlord-tenant eviction procedures to get a judgment of possession against your tenant. A few days later you receive notice that your tenant has appealed your judgment…now what? You don’t always have to stop the eviction process By itself, the filing of an appeal does… Read more »

How Much Should You Charge for Rent?

Currently, many landlords are feeling the impacts of inflation. Energy costs and property costs are rising, and this is forcing landlords to increase the price of rent. Nationally, rental costs have risen 11.3 percent over the past year, and it doesn’t seem to be stopping there. As a landlord, then, you have to decide how… Read more »

When Do You Need Quiet Title Actions?

A quiet title action is a lawsuit where one party wants to establish ownership over the claims of another. The “quiet” part of the name comes from the fact that once your ownership is determined in a ruling, you are effectively “quieting” any other parties from trying to claim or challenge your title. So, when… Read more »

What to Expect When Your Tenant Files for Bankruptcy

Sometimes, life doesn’t pan out the way you expect it to. You may find yourself in the awkward position of having a tenant who is filing for bankruptcy. But how does this affect you? Read on to learn more: The automatic stay The first thing to understand about bankruptcy in landlord-tenant relationships is that the… Read more »

Does Your Property Offer Reliable Income?

When in the market for income property, there are many points to consider before signing a purchase agreement and committing to a years-long mortgage. But there is one item to always remember: you want an income property to function as a steady source of income. But how can you ensure that your property is offering… Read more »

How to Handle Pets on Your Rental Property

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 »

How Landlords Should Deal with Troublesome Neighbors

Whether your nearest neighbor is a mile away or just a few feet, living in the same general area as other people can sometimes cause problems. While most people are considerate neighbors, too often others are not that can lead to fights, arguments and other incidents that could have been avoided – or at least… Read more »