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Can I send eviction notice by email?

Posted on : October 21, 2015, By:  Jeremy R.M. Piper, PLC
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FINALLY, the answer in Michigan is YES!  There are some fine print details however.  Here is what the new law says in pertinent part:

(d) Subject to subsection (2), by electronic service, if the person in possession has in writing specifically consented to electronic service of the demand and if the consent or confirmation of the consent has been sent by 1 party and affirmatively replied to, by electronic transmission, by the other party.

Translation:  you need a clause in your lease where the tenant acknowledges that they will accept email service and what their email address is.  You can also do this with a lease addendum.  The tricky part is that the email must be “affirmatively replied to” by the Tenant.  Hmmmm…….

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