Michigan readers may be interested in a recent decision by an Ohio appellate court regarding a landlord's obligation to reasonably protect the safety of a tenant. The issues between the three people involved in the case bring a possible new take on whether or not a lease agreement can be broken.
If you’re like most of our readers, you’ve probably heard about the gigantic sinkhole that opened up beneath a condominium recently, swallowing half of s building and leaving dozens of people without housing. Though many of the sinkholes reported in the last few months have mostly occurred in Florida, some people here in Michigan may be wondering if this is a problem they should be worrying about as well.
A story out of North Carolina this month is bringing up some interesting questions for residents here in Michigan. The problem stems around a neighborhood that was built on an old landfill. With the ground sinking because of decomposition, residents are wondering who is liable for damages to their homes and the possibility of health risks in the area.
Everyone in Michigan is familiar with the saying "if a tree falls in the middle of the woods, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" But in cases of storm damage, a new saying has people asking a similar question: if my tree falls on my neighbor's property, and I didn't do it, who pays for the damages?