Posts Categorized: Landlord-Tenant Law

How to Deal with Late Rent Payments

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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

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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

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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. Those receiving federal housing assistance can… Read more »

Understanding Landlord Disclosures in Michigan

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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 »