Having rental properties can be a good source of income, but when tenants become more of a liability than an asset, handling the situation can become complex. Because you are probably busy with other endeavors, having to handle tenants who don’t want to pay rent on time or who are causing problems is probably something that isn’t high on the list of things you want to do.

With the high standards that landlords are held to according to Michigan laws, it should come as no surprise that landlords have to be very picky in how they rent out properties. Applicants for open residences might feel as if you discriminated against them because of any number of factors. We understand that looking at the big picture so your rental property can be lucrative is necessary and being a discerning landlord is vital. If an applicant decides to act on the feelings of discrimination, we can help you handle the situation.

Once a tenant is in the rental property, problems might arise. They may accuse you of not handling pest issues or making necessary repairs. We are familiar with the laws and can work to defend you regarding these landlord-tenant disagreements. If the tenant leaves willingly and you have to withhold a security deposit, the tenant might claim you did so unlawfully. We can help to sort that matter out, too.

We understand how busy you are. We know that time is money, and both are valuable to you. We work swiftly to let your tenants know that you mean business. No matter what issue you are having with your tenants, we can help you get the tenants out or the money in. We have experience in helping landlords deal with holdover tenancy, destruction of property, failure to pay rent, noise violations and a host of other rental property issues.

Source: Galloway and Collens PLLC, “Property Management Litigation Attorney” Sep. 19, 2014

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