Detroit, MI asked in Landlord - Tenant and Probate for Michigan

Q: House left to church. Agreed to help me move then changed locks dumpstered my belongings. Probate open no inventory

Church nor lawyer came to inventory after either patent death. Have text of communication. I am disabled heir who cared for mother never received final month pay either. People who did the dumpstering never saw paperwork. Mentally unstable over this i had things boxed was working with them then no warning this.

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Trent Harris
Trent Harris
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  • Probate Lawyer
  • Jackson, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: There are certain requirements a landlord must follow before eviction, including serving the tenant with a notice to quit, and then filing an eviction suit and getting a writ of eviction. It sounds like this process may not have been followed in your case. It would be best for you to consult with a landlord tenant attorney in your area and see if you have been constructively evicted by the church. If you are elderly or low income, you could try reaching out to the Detroit Free Legal Aid Clinic, https://www.detroitflac.com/. You could also try the United Community Housing Coalition, https://www.uchcdetroit.org/. Reach out to a landlord tenant attorney in your area for more information.

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