Warren, MI asked in Contracts, Government Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Michigan

Q: I recieve services through macomb county mi hud housing. In mid april, my landlord gave me a 30 day notice. He was expec

I recieve services through macomb county mi hud housing. In mid april, my landlord gave me a 30 day notice. He was expecting me to be moved by mid may, however, since hud had paid through the end of may, he said i could stay till may 31st. On may 20th my landlord and i signed a mutual landlord/tenant lease agreement through hud housing stating that i will stay till june 30th. Now my landlord and i thought this agreement was for me to be out by the end of may but hud told me that the date on the form was for me to be out by june 30th, as they werent notified of the 30 day notice. My lanlord wants me out by the end of may because the last city inspection failed and he's over the deadline to get things done and he's getting fined all the time because i am still here. My question is, which contract is binding? The 30 day notice he gave me in mid april, the agreement for me to stay till the end of may, or the signed landlord/tenant mutual agreement document thru hud signed on may 20th?

1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Unless other facts exist, I don't see why the May 20th agreement would not be binding. By accepting you as a tenant with HUD services, your landlord is obligated to follow their protocol.

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