Roscommon, MI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan

Q: I am up to date on paying my rent. My landlord has called me saying he has a buyer for the house and wants me out

Does the covid act help me for more time on getting out?

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

A: It is possible there are pandemic related protections in place, but those are ephemeral and case-by-location.

Here are some key points to be aware of:

(1) If you have a lease, with a defined term (for example until July 1, 2021), it is likely the landlord CANNOT remove you for any reason before the end of that defined term, except for a breach of the lease.

(2) If you have a lease without a defined term (month-to-month), or no lease, your landlord CAN likely remove you for any reason with at least one-full term's notice.

(3) Find the 'landlord tenant handbook' for Michigan, it is a great resource, and if you hire and attorney for a consultation, that handbook will help you ask some effective questions.

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