Sterling Heights, MI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan

Q: My tenants lease expires 3/30. They want to do a walk through that date. Must I give them their security deposit then?

Can I do a checklist walk through myself and then send the deposit.

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1 Lawyer Answer

David Soble

  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You don't need to have the tenant there to do a walk through of the property, however, you do need to complete the check out list and provide them with a copy of your checklist with an itemized list of damages and costs for repairs within 30 days after the termination of occupancy.

Michigan law also requires that the tenant has an obligation to notify their landlord in writing within 4 days after their move out date of a forwarding address where they can be reached and receive mail; otherwise the landlord is relieved of sending the tenant an itemized list of damages and the penalties adherent to that failure.

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