Posts Categorized: Landlord-Tenant Law

Section 8 Regulations Landlords Should Be Aware of

apartment complex

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 »

What is a Writ of Possession?

Official legal eviction order or notice to renter or tenant of home

As a landlord, you expect your tenant to pay their rent and take care of your property. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. When a tenant fails to pay rent, you may be forced to evict them. Part of the eviction process involves a writ of possession. Here’s everything you need to know about writs of… Read more »

What to Do When a Tenant Appeals Your Eviction Judgment

House keys sitting on an eviction notice received in the mail.

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 to Deal with Late Rent Payments

calendar with pay rent written on date

As a landlord, you likely have many tenants who pay their rent on time each month. However, you may be faced with a tenant who is late on their payments. Whether it is once or repeated, it can be an upsetting and inconvenient situation. Below are steps you can take to ensure you can receive… Read more »

What to Expect When Your Tenant Files for Bankruptcy

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 »

The Benefits of Accepting Section 8 Tenants

multistory apartment building

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. Those receiving federal housing assistance can… Read more »

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 »