Michigan Renters' Rights

Landlord tenant-laws in Michigan spell out many tenant rights, such as the right to withhold rent if the landlord fails to maintain the rental property and the right to be protected from  landlord retaliation against a legal right, such as complaining to government health inspector. State law also provides various defenses tenants may use to fight an eviction in Michigan, such as the landlord’s use of “self-help” eviction measures. The articles in this section cover the basics of landlord-tenant laws in Michigan and provide details on the eviction process.

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