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What Are My Responsibilities as a Landlord After a Fire?

Posted on : October 2, 2016, By:  Jeremy R.M. Piper, PLC
Michigan Landlord Tenant Attorney

A fire is one of the most frightening things that can happen to a property you own. If your property is damaged or completely destroyed by fire, you may be at a loss as to what to do. Here’s what you need to know if your rental property is damaged by or lost to a […]

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Are Landlords Responsible for Mold in Their Rental Properties?

Posted on : August 29, 2016, By:  Jeremy R.M. Piper, PLC
Michigan Landlord Tenant Attorney

Mold is something no one wants in their house. Although homeowners should act quickly to remove it, they don’t necessarily have to. Landlords, on the other hand, have a responsibility in Michigan to keep their rental properties free of mold — which is considered a health hazard. Here’s what you need to know about your […]

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What to Ask Yourself Before You Evict Your Tenant

Posted on : August 2, 2016, By:  Jeremy R.M. Piper, PLC
Michigan Eviction Lawyer

Although renting property to tenants can be lucrative, it can also be stressful and at times, expensive. Eviction is one situation that can easily escalate, so it’s important to think things through before issuing a notice. Here are some questions you may want to ask yourself before evicting your tenant. Are You Legally Able to […]

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Tips for Successful Renting

Posted on : June 21, 2016, By:  Jeremy R.M. Piper, PLC
Michigan Landlord Tenant Lawyer

Renting out property to a tenant can seem like a nightmare for a landlord. However, if you market your property effectively and keep landlord/tenant law in mind when preparing your property, you can position your house or apartment for a smooth transaction and secure great tenants that pay rent on time and take good care of […]

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Are You Asking Potential Tenants These Critical Questions?

Posted on : May 24, 2016, By:  Jeremy R.M. Piper, PLC
Michigan Tenant Law

When you interview a prospective tenant for your rental property, it’s important that you get a good feel for who they are, how responsible they are, and how the tenancy is likely to play out. Here are some critical questions you need to ask when considering who to rent your property to. 1. What Is […]

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Respecting Your Tenants’ Rights to Privacy

Posted on : April 20, 2016, By:  Jeremy R.M. Piper, PLC
Michigan Landlord Lawyer

When you rent out your property to someone, you expect that your tenant will respect the property and keep it in good condition. You expect that they won’t use it for illegal activities and that they will pay rent on time. If they don’t, it can be tempting to inspect the property at your discretion. […]

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5 Things You Must Make Sure Are in Your Rental Contract

Posted on : March 17, 2016, By:  Jeremy R.M. Piper, PLC
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When you rent your property to a tenant, you are entering into a legally binding agreement. Both you and your tenant have certain responsibilities under Michigan law. The signed rental contract can protect you in a variety of less-than-ideal situations that Michigan landlords often find themselves in. Here are 5 things you need to have […]

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How to Handle Tenants That Use Your Property for Illegal Activities

Posted on : February 21, 2016, By:  Jeremy R.M. Piper, PLC
Michigan Landlord Attorney

While landlords run into their fair share of problems when renting out their property, such as tenants who don’t pay their rent on time or who damage the property, there is one type of tenant issue that incites fear and frustration in landlords across the state. If you suspect your tenant is using the property they […]

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How to Handle a Tenant That Doesn’t Pay

Posted on : January 22, 2016, By:  Jeremy R.M. Piper, PLC
Michigan Eviction Attorney

Non-payment of rent is a significant issue for landlords. When tenants don’t pay their rent on time, a landlord must learn about and exercise his rights over the property and, unfortunately, this can cause things to get messy. Handle a tenant that doesn’t pay with the help of an experienced landlord-tenant attorney. Issue a Late […]

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What to Do if a Tenant Damages Your Rental Property

Posted on : December 17, 2015, By:  Jeremy R.M. Piper, PLC
Michigan Landlord Attorney

Under Michigan Law, tenants have a responsibility to not cause damage to a rental property outside the scope of normal wear and tear. Damages can be expensive for a landlord to repair, and in many cases, the tenant can be held responsible for the costs of the damage. Here’s what you can do if a […]

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