Posts Categorized: Landlord-Tenant Law

Understanding Landlord Disclosures in Michigan

Lease contract, close-up

Disclosures are considered any type of information that is shared by the landlord to the renter concerning the property and the renter’s rights. Disclosures are often included in the lease or rental agreement, but they can be included in other forms of writing. However, the kind of information you must disclose depends on both state… Read more »

The Top 3 Legal Mistakes for Landlords to Avoid

Landlord Legal Mistakes

Being a landlord involves more than fixing leaky pipes and broken lights. It is also a legal designation overseen by local housing authorities and state laws. These laws not only protect you as a landlord, but your tenant as well, and are subsequently legally binding. Unfortunately, many landlords are unaware of certain laws and regulations,… Read more »

What to Know About Section 8 Tenants

What to Know About Section 8 Tenants

Landlords often seek out or simply accept a commonly used government housing funded program often referred to as Section 8. But what should landlords know about Section 8 and the tenants that benefit from it? Read on to learn more: What is Section 8? Section 8 refers to a particular federal law out of the… Read more »

The Top Legal Responsibilities of Landlords in Michigan

Top Legal Responsibilities of Landlords in Michigan

All landlords in Michigan have legal responsibilities towards their tenants. Maintaining rental properties, following security deposit laws, and practicing non-discrimination in choosing tenants are just some of the many legal responsibilities that landlords have. If they are not aware of these responsibilities, they could wind up in legal trouble somewhere down the road. Comply with… Read more »

4 Times a Landlord Should Hire a Lawyer

5 Times a Landlord Should Hire a Lawyer

No landlord wants to deal with a lawsuit. However, these instances do crop up, even for the most diligent landlords. Minor disputes can typically be handled between a landlord and their tenant, but there are moments when it’s best to have a lawyer to fight your case. Evictions When a tenant stops paying their rent,… Read more »

How to Screen and Choose Tenants in Michigan

HOW TO SCREEN AND CHOOSE TENANTS IN MICHIGAN

Screening and choosing tenants is never a straightforward process. First you have to contend with federal and Michigan state tenant laws, but then you also have to consider a tenant’s particular history. No case is simple, and you must stay vigilant to avoid bad tenants or potential lawsuits. Be aware of Michigan laws There are… Read more »