Posts Categorized: Landlord-Tenant Law

Avoiding Holiday-Related Property Disputes: A Guide for Landlords

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The holiday season brings joy and celebrations, but for landlords, it can also bring a unique set of challenges, particularly when it comes to managing rental properties. Holiday-related property disputes can arise from issues like decorations, noise complaints, and guest policies. Here’s a guide for landlords on how to proactively manage these situations and maintain… Read more »

Navigating the Holiday Season: Lease Agreements and Tenant Celebrations

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The holiday season, characterized by festivities, decorations, and gatherings, can be a joyful yet complex time for landlords and tenants alike. For Detroit landlords, it’s crucial to strike a balance between ensuring the enjoyment of the festive period for tenants and protecting property interests. This article sheds light on lease agreements and tenant celebrations during… Read more »

A Comprehensive Guide to Eviction Laws for Detroit Landlords

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As a Detroit landlord, navigating eviction laws can be a complex yet necessary task. Understanding your rights and the proper legal process can help protect your investment while ensuring fair treatment for all parties involved. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the fundamentals of eviction laws for Detroit landlords. Grounds for Eviction In Michigan, landlords have… Read more »

Maximizing Property Value: Legal Tips for Detroit Landlords

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Property investment in Detroit can be a promising venture, but maximizing property value entails more than just aesthetic upgrades and routine maintenance. Legal considerations play a critical role in determining a property’s worth. Here are a few key legal tips to help Detroit landlords increase their property value. Compliance with Building Codes and Regulations Firstly,… Read more »

Tips for Screening Prospective Tenants as a Landlord

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When one of your apartments becomes available, you’ll need to make sure that the next tenant is reliable and responsible. Screening prospective tenants is a crucial part of this process. Nevertheless, it isn’t foolproof. If you don’t properly screen your prospective tenant, you would wind up with problems further down the line. Below are a… Read more »

What Landlords Should Look for During a Walkthrough

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When a tenant hands in their notice, you’ll need to ensure that the apartment is still in good condition. As a result, many landlords perform walkthroughs that will determine if and how much of a tenant’s security deposit will be returned. If you’re doing a walkthrough, make sure you look out for these items: Marks… Read more »

How Landlords Can End a Month-to-Month Tenancy

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A month-to-month lease is exactly as it sounds—it renews every 30 days (or every month) until the tenant gives notice. However, landlords can also end a month-to-month tenancy. Here’s how: You might need a reason In most cases, a landlord can end a month-to-month tenancy without reason. However, in government subsidized housing or in mobile… Read more »

Section 8 Regulations Landlords Should Be Aware of

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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 »