Berrien Springs, MI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan

Q: about dismissal on eviction notice?

My landlord dismissed the case and is harssaing me about someone coming over her on feb 3 to put me out, cane she do that?

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Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: A little more information is necessary. But, if (1) your landlord provided the notice to quit, for whatever reason, and (2) waited the requisite number of days, and (3) then filed suit against you for eviction, but then (4) voluntarily dismissed the case against you. Then it sounds to me as if, anyone, coming to remove you from the premises on February 3, 2021 is probably not lawful and is probably considered a prohibited self-help measure.

There may be specific covid protections in place that might serve as defenses, as well as potential causes of actions against the landlord if she does take matters into her own hands. On the other hand it is conceivable the facts are little muddled and the landlord is acting within her rights, you should contact an attorney in Berrien Spring, MI, legal aid, or the State Bar of Michigan referral service to pin down some of those issues.

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