Southfield, MI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan

Q: Can an assisted living facility hold my mom responsible for a full month rent when she passed away on September 7, 2021?

My mom signed a form and there is a statement on the form regarding refund policy. You would not get a refund for the month you are in if the tenant died (or was taken out). She died on 9/7/21 of Covid she contracted in the home. Technically, it is not a refund because we did not pay as of yet. Can I legally only pay them the portion of when she lived there prior to her death? She is out of funds now and we do not have the amount to cover the entire month.

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

A: Best way to find out is to contact them. If your mother has no assets, I don't see how the home plans to collect anyway.

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