Detroit, MI asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Michigan

Q: Is there a Real Estate Law that prohibits/denies a tenant of an apt building the right to see their financial file

The file in which copies of money orders and checks are kept

1 Lawyer Answer
David Soble
David Soble
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: It sounds as if you are requesting to see your landlord's payment ledger. There is no 'law' per se, however, if you are challenging how you made your payments or how they were credited, you should have copies of your own payment receipts through cancelled checks or money orders. You will need to document these if you are going to dispute payments and find yourself in court. Good luck.

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