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Law - Landlord Tenant - Michigan: Getting Started

Guide to Michigan Landlord Tenant research, includes books and websites.

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Welcome to the guide for Michigan landlord tenant law. 

We hope that you will find this guide a useful starting place for your research.  

Featured Resources


Landlord and Tenant Law in a Nutshell
Law Library Reserves, KF 590. Z9 H45 2004

Michigan Basic Practice Handbook, Sixth Edition
The landlord-tenant section, in volume one of this two-volume set, covers leases; accommodation of persons with disabilities; the Fair Housing Act; restrictions on leases; the Truth in Renting Act; implied covenants; security deposits; inventory checklists; notice; damages; possession; and a lease drafting checklist.
Law Library Reserves, KFM 4277 .M52 2007.

Michigan Lease Drafting and Landlord-Tenant Law by R. Chard & L. Shoffner
Includes: lease drafting; statutes; posession of premises; selected Court Rules and Civil Jury Instructions.
Law Library Reserves, KFM 4317 .C33 2003 with 2007 supplement

Michigan Real Property Law: Principles and Commentary
Volume 2 has a section on Landord Tenant
Law Library Reserves, KFM 4312. C36 2005

Your Rights as a Tenant
KF 590. J37 2007


Web Resources

A Practical Guide for Tenants and Landlords, Michigan Legislature
Click on Publications and scroll down to Tenants. A PDF file is available that contains sample forms, letters, and checklists.

SCAO Court Forms
Supreme Court Administrative Office (SCAO) approved court forms found at the Michigan Supreme Court web site. Includes PDF files of relevant landlord/tenant procedure forms.


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