New Year, New Laws: 2024 Legal Changes Affecting Detroit Landlords

As we usher in 2024, it’s crucial for Detroit landlords to stay informed about the new legal changes that could impact their rental properties. Staying informed on these updates not only ensures compliance but also helps in providing the best service to tenants. Let’s dive into the key legal changes for this year.

Changes in Rent Control Regulations

While Michigan traditionally has not embraced rent control, there have been discussions at the state level that could impact rental pricing strategies in Detroit. Landlords should:

  • Stay Informed on State Discussions: Keep an eye on any legislative developments regarding rent control through local news channels, websites, and newspapers.
  • Prepare for Potential Impact: Consider how these changes could affect your rental pricing strategies and tenant agreements.

Amendments to Tenant-Landlord Law

There have been amendments to the Michigan Landlord-Tenant Relationship Act that could affect lease agreements, eviction processes, and tenant rights. Important steps include:

  • Review Legal Amendments: Understand how these changes impact the landlord-tenant relationship.
  • Update Lease Agreements: Ensure that your lease agreements are compliant with the new laws.

Enhanced Energy Efficiency Requirements

Recently, Detroit has introduced new regulations focusing on energy efficiency for commercial and residential buildings. These include requirements for better insulation, heating systems, and window upgrades. Some actions you could take include the following:

  • Audit Your Properties: Evaluate the energy efficiency of your properties.
  • Invest in Upgrades: Consider investing in energy-efficient upgrades that could also improve your property value and appeal to tenants.


The start of a new year is the perfect time for Detroit landlords to review and adapt to legal changes. By staying informed and proactive, you can ensure your rental properties remain compliant, safe, and attractive to both current and prospective tenants.

For detailed information and legal consultation on how these 2024 changes might affect your specific properties, contact Aaron Cox Law. Our expert team is ready to guide you through these legal updates and ensure your rental business thrives in the new year.

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