Fully understanding the intricacies of Michigan’s unconditional quit termination notice can be difficult. Today, it is more important than ever to know your rights to ensure you’re not taken advantage of as a landlord or tenant. In this blog post, we will discuss this law in detail to make sure you are protected under Michigan law.
What is an unconditional quit termination notice?
An unconditional quit termination notice allows a landlord to remove a tenant from their property when the tenant has violated the lease agreement, damaged the property significantly, been charged with a drug offense, and more. Such notices do not permit the tenant to cure their default. Under Michigan law, the landlord must give a 24-hour eviction notice when the tenant has been charged with the manufacture, dealing, or possession of illegal drugs on the landlord’s premises. A landlord must give a seven-day eviction notice when there has been a failure to pay rent or the causing/threatening of physical injury to an individual. The landlord must also file a police report before filing for the eviction of the tenant in each of these instances.
What should the notice include?
When filling out the unconditional quit termination notice, you must list the reasons for serving the notice and the amount of time the tenant has before the eviction will be filed. Make sure to include the name of the tenant(s) on the premises, the address of your property, reasons for filing the notice and the date for the tenant to vacate the property by.
What if the tenant is unwilling to leave?
As the unconditional quit termination notice is only the filing of an eviction notice, a tenant may refuse to leave the premises by the required date. When this happens, the landlord can take legal action. If the landlord’s eviction notice has been ignored and the move out date has passed, they can file a lawsuit for “recovery of possession of premises” and the tenant will have the ability to fight this lawsuit in court if they so wish.
If you would like more information about Michigan’s unconditional quit termination notice or have any other legal needs in Detroit, MI, contact our expert legal team at the Law Offices of Aaron D. Cox, PLLC today; we look forward to assisting you soon.