Posts Categorized: Landlord-Tenant Law

How Can Landlords Protect Themselves Against Potential Lawsuits?

As a landlord, it’s only natural to worry about potential lawsuits. Keep in mind, however, that nobody (except for lawyers) wants to go to court, and most landlord-tenant and liability lawsuits can actually be avoided with good property management strategies. Here are a few tips that can help protect you from litigation: Screen Your Tenants… Read more »

Detroit City Council Approves Fair Chance Housing Ordinance

Upon returning from prison, many ex-criminals who have successfully undergone rehabilitation struggle to find homes in Detroit because their rental applications are denied based solely on their past misdeeds. These individuals will soon have a better chance of finding new homes, however, thanks to a “Ban the Box” ordinance which was unanimously approved by the… Read more »

Proposal 1 and Landlord, Tenant Rights in Michigan

Following the approval of Proposal 1 in November, Michigan has become the first state in the Midwest where residents can legally grow and use recreational marijuana. Under the terms of the new legislation, anyone age 21 and older can possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana on their person and have up to 12 plants… Read more »

Detroit City Council Approves New Rental Property Ordinance

Earlier this month, the Detroit City Council voted unanimously to approve new, stricter regulations for rental property owners. Under the terms of the new ordinance, tenants can now legally withhold rent payments from landlords if their properties are not in compliance with city code. Although landlords in Detroit are required to register their rental properties… Read more »

Should You Allow Tenants to Make Property Renovations?

Generally speaking, landlords and property managers are responsible for making repairs and improvements to their properties as needed. Every now and then, however, you may come across a particularly ambitious renter who wants to make some improvements of their own. In this case, you may be understandably hesitant to let inexperienced renters make changes to… Read more »