Bad Axe, MI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan

Q: Landlord says sign new lease in 7 days or be evicted and also has last months rent.

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

A: Well it sort of depends on where you are in the tenancy and what the landlord means that you will be evicted.

Hypothetically, if your lease expired or your otherwise you're under a month-to-month tenancy and imagine that on Monday the 23rd the landlord told you to sign or you're out... then if you don't sign, you must be out by the end of June (provided you pay for June). If you don't leave then the landlord can evict you.

On the other hand if you're in the middle of your lease term, then there's not many legitimate reasons a landlord can make you sign a new lease (and those reasons are extremely rare).

Regarding last month's rent, that also sort of depends. You'll need to be a little more specific about the scenario and details.

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