Owosso, MI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan

Q: I live in a home that the primary leaseholder was asked to vacate property I was never give notification do I have to go

I've lived here for almost 4 months I do not have immediate plans to be able to move just wants to know what will happen if I can't get out right away

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

A: Whether you've lived there for 4 days, 4 months or 4 years, the answer is the same. If you are 'subletting' (which is what I assume you mean) your rights are the exact same as the tenant you're leasing from -- or less if the lease prohibits subleasing. You probably weren't 'given notice' because the landlord doesn't know you live there, and that doesn't mean you can stay longer. You should plan to remove yourself and your stuff ASAP, but you may want to consult with a local attorney to review how your local court handles evictions. If you don't move voluntarily, you may end up with a money judgment against you for the cost of going to court and hiring the sheriff to remove you.

Be ready to get a hefty bill if you don't move voluntarily.

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