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Michigan Tenant Screening

It's unfortunate when tenants cause damage to properties or conduct criminal activities when they get access to the property. The Koleman Group LLC simplifies the process by offering a range of Michigan Tenant Screening packages that will meet your requirements in screening prospective rental tenants, whether you own a single rental home or numerous Michigan rental properties.

Find out if the applicants were truthful about their identity or rental background. Find out if they have severe credit issues with the credit report for free included in each Michigan tenant background check. Find out if the applicant has been linked to sexual crimes, terrorist acts, or other serious criminal acts. Michigan Tenant Screening gives you options to look over more than local reports of police and convictions. You can also check an applicant's criminal history by specific state and look for federal convictions. The information provided to the prospective tenant is against what you find from a thorough Michigan Tenant Screening. You can quickly determine which applicants did not reveal details and which applicants completely lied throughout their Michigan Tenant Screening process. Eliminate the applicants who are most likely to cause nightmares, which could lead to costly repairs to the damaged property and the cost of eviction if they do not pay rent or you discover they're making use of your rental property to carry out illegal activities.

This Michigan Tenant Screening process is simple, quick, and inexpensive, particularly since the expense associated with tenant screening is typically transferred to the tenant. So pass the keys over to the person who is best suited to be a reliable tenant who pays rent on time and tell "sorry" to applicants who don't satisfy the requirements of your Michigan Tenant Screening.


The Koleman Group LLC provides tenant screening background checks nationwide. Do you need the tenant screening report for an area other than Michigan? Check out the tenant background checks page to know more.

Michigan Landlord-Tenant Act

Michigan Landlord-Tenant Laws are generally enacted by Michigan Legislature Act 348 of 1972, Act 454 of 1978, and Act 236 of 1961. The statutes define specific terms, rights, and obligations of the parties to the landlord-tenant arrangement and statutes concerning penalties and violations under Michigan Landlord-Tenant Law.

This information is not intended to replace any legal counsel from an attorney. However, if you are unsure of your rights or think you have a reason to pursue an action pursuant to Michigan Landlord-Tenant Law, it is recommended to consult an attorney.

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Michigan Landlord-Tenant Law - Security Deposits

Section 554.602 stipulates that in the Michigan Landlord-Tenant Law, Act 348 of 1972, landlords of Michigan rental properties are permitted to require a security fee; however, it "shall not be more than 1 1/2 months rent." If the landlord is required to accept the tenant's security deposit, Michigan Landlord Tenant Law stipulates that the security deposit be "deposited in a financial institution that is regulated establishment." Deposits insecurity remains the legal belonging that belongs to tenant tenant "until the landlord creates an interest in the deposit or a portion thereof." According to 554.607, security deposits can only be utilized to:

(a) Pay the landlord for any actual damages caused in any rental property or another ancillary facility that directly results from an act that is not expected during normal house habitation.

(b) (b) pay the landlord for the arrears in rent pursuant to the rental agreement, as well as rent due to the tenant's early expiration of rental arrangement and utility bills that have not been to be paid through the tenant.

Within four days following the expiration of the tenancy, the tenant must give the landlord an address to forward the information. If the landlord asserts that the tenant caused damage to the property, the landlord must give the tenant written notice within 30 days after the end of the tenure. The notice outlines each deduction taken from the security deposit, "including the estimated amount for repairs for each property damaged item and the totals and bases on which the landlord will assess for the tenant." In addition, the remainder of the money from the security deposit will be sent to the tenant along with the detailed deducts and damages notification. The tenant must reply within 7 days if the tenant accepts or disapproves of the notice of damages itemized or forfeit their right to contest the claims of damages. If the landlord does not provide an itemized list of the damages in the first 30 days after the end of the tenant's tenancy, the landlord must pay the entire amount of the security deposit back in full to the tenant.

Michigan Landlord-Tenant Law - Miscellaneous Statutes

Demand to take possession and recover the property when the tenant is behind with rent, Michigan Landlord Forms for past rental due notices, rent payment or quit notice, or notice of the end of tenancy are perfect for complying with 600.5716. The law states that the request for possession "shall be written, addressed to the owner of possession, and must include the address or other description of the property," along with the reason(s) for the demand, the date to take corrective action as well as the amount of rent to be paid. Signing the form and dating can help make it legally binding according to Michigan Landlord-Tenant Laws.

The Revised Judicature Act of 1961, Act 236, Chapter 57 stipulates that the possession of the property is not granted when the tenant has made a complaint to an agency of government or exercised their right in accordance with their rental agreement. Therefore, the requirement for possession cannot be an act of revenge against the tenant for being a member of a tenant group or for any other reasons outlined in the law. Suppose the tenant is granted a right to recover the premises due to legitimate reasons. In that case, the judge typically issues the writ of restitution and determines if unpaid rent or any other funds is due to the landlord and decides on the amount to be paid. 

Tenant in fear of danger: In the event that the tenant or the child of the tenant are the victims or are at risk, 554.601(b) states" that "a tenant shall be released from the rental payment obligation according to the provisions of this section upon submission of a written statement of their intention to request a release, as well as written evidence that the tenant has a reasonable suspicion of imminent threat of imminent danger to either the tenant or their child from sexual assault, domestic violence and the threat of stalking." Tenants must provide notice by certified mail. 

In the event that the rental agreement does not include the statement that the tenant at risk may be entitled to statutory protections in seeking the release of a rental obligation under this law and the landlord must post an announcement in a prominent place at the office of property management, or give official notice to every tenant after the lease has been signed.

Michigan Tenant Screening allows you to filter out tenants that aren't qualified and Michigan Landlord Forms provides you with the necessary forms in accordance with Michigan Landlord-Tenant Law. Be mindful of your rights and obligations to ensure a pleasant landlord-tenant relationship.

Updated on 2022-06-07 21:33:49 by larry coleman

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