Detroit, MI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan

Q: My landlord is trying to evict me over $349 that I paid on January 11th. I called western union they said it was cashed.

I do not know what to do in regards to this because I have the receipt and paper demanding I pay or I will have to go to court. I paid. The next month it is still sitting on my account balance. Western union said i would have to fill out a paper , send it in with mail with a $30 money order to find out where it was cashed at. They said that takes 6-8 weeks. By that time it will be too late. Can they do that? The apartment lights were off all day yesterday. Then they just got done fixing the hot water this week that was out for two days. Then last summer it was so hot it was like 98 plus degrees. This apartment does not keep up with the maintenance like they should and are harassing people about money that they already received. I just need advice on what to do.

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

A: If the money is still in your account, regardless of mistake, you would be wise to now pay it to prevent eviction.

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