How to Collect Unpaid Debts

As a landlord, there are few experiences more frustrating than trying to track down a tenant who owes you rent or money for damages sustained on your property. This is especially true if up until now you’ve had a great relationship with the tenant. If, for whatever reason, you aren’t able to get in touch… Read more »

Section 8 Regulations Landlords Should Be Aware of

The Housing Act of 1937 was a product of the National Housing Act of 1934, part of the legislation to help Americans rebuild from the Great Depression. In addition to creating a central national housing authority, it gives those on welfare more options when it comes to living situations. This is known as the Section… Read more »

Top 3 Tips for Oakland County Landlords

The past few years have been chaotic for everyone, but especially so for the real estate industry. Oakland County landlords are understandably interested in the real estate trends in the area. Knowing where prices are going and how the market is affecting our local real estate will impact how much rent they can charge, if… Read more »

The Most Common Questions from Landlords About Screening Tenants

When you rent out part of your property, you want to ensure it will be in good hands. As such, many landlords will screen their tenants before allowing them to sign a lease. However, this process can be a bit more complicated than it seems. Many landlords understandably have questions when it’s time to screen… Read more »

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 – 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 »