Saint Clair Shores, MI asked in Personal Injury, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Michigan

Q: I lived in a condo that had mold in each unit one floor had four units & common area Does the assoc have to post this

I believe there’s a law in Michigan that the condo association has the post that there is lad, our mold in the buildings in the common area

1 Lawyer Answer
Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Fowlerville, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: I believe you’re confusing rental property and condos. They are NOT the same thing, and the rules are distinct.

While there are FEDERAL rules about the disclosure of *LEAD* in both rentals and sales, there are no federal or state rules in Michigan about mold. For either condos or rental property. Some municipalities may have more specific rules. Seek local licensed attorney help!

If you have more questions about buying a condo see the Michigan info pamphlet at

And READ the condo documents. Depending on the condo there may be other rules specific to that development.

In general — if you buy in a condo or an area covered by a Home Owners Association— keep in mind that you’re saying ‘I love government SO MUCH that I want an extra layer of people telling me what I can and cannot do with my property. I just can’t get enough and want to pay more taxes for that privilege too!’ If you disagree with that statement then do NOT BUY A CONDO. And really don’t complain about a condo or HOA afterward! You have a choice.

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