New Baltimore, MI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan

Q: If you live in apartment building in Michigan, that you feel is uninhabitable, does your landlord have to provide you wi

His insurance company’s name?

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

A: No. Your landlord's insurance company is obligated to the landlord; for a tenant to contact or make a claim on a landlord's insurance would be like calling your neighbor's auto insurance carrier to report them speeding.

A landlord does have a legal obligation to provide an habitable space. If you believe the place does not meet that standard, the remedy is to seek release from the lease or damages from the landlord. If appropriate, the landlord would need to make a claim to their insurance company.

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