There are many different rules here in Michigan regarding what sorts of prohibitions landlords can and cannot put in the leases they form with tenants. Currently, a bill is before the state's legislature which would clarify what the rule is when it comes to the permissibility of landlord bans on medical marijuana use.
Readers of our blog who reside in Detroit may be familiar with the real estate dispute that has been going on between the Sterling Heights-based investment firm and Forza Development LLC, the company whose partnership with Flavor Flav's restaurant has spurred the problems.
When renters in Michigan first sign a lease agreement, they generally know what the price of their rent is going to be for the duration of their lease agreement. While most renters know that their rent can increase over the course of their stay at a rental property, some may not consider whether that raise is legal or not.
In Michigan, we've seen small businesses close for one reason or another and although sad, most people never think twice about the reasons for which they closed. Maybe it was because of financial troubles or maybe it was because of location, but most people usually don't think it was because the business was on federal land and was in violation of doing harm to a designated wilderness.
Few people may know this, but the University of Michigan in Dearborn is the only four year college or university in the state that does not have housing on or close to campus. It's a surprising fact for a school that hosts thousands of students each year.
As many Michigan tenants know, many apartment buildings have strict pet policies that if broken, can cause you to become evicted from your property. But as we'll see in a few moments, sometimes you may be evicted not for what type of pet you brought onto your property but how many you were keeping.
Imagine that you are a renter-or maybe you already are one-at a Michigan apartment building. You love your unit; it has everything you could want as far as amenities, as well as a few extras you didn't think you would end up liking. But your rent has increased since the first time you signed your lease and now that unit in the apartment down the street, though unappealing at first, is starting to look like a better-and cheaper-option.