Landlord and Tenant Disputes

We have extensive experience with leases, representing Landlords and Tenants in disputes including commercial and residential tenancies. The single most important document is your lease—it dictates all the terms and conditions binding the Landlord’s obligations (or lack of obligations) as well as the Tenant’s responsibilities. Don’t be fooled, just because it is titled a “One-Year Lease,” the lease terms continue after the first year. The only limitation created by the “one-year” is the rent amount paid—the other legal requirements remain in full force and effect.

Call (248) 643-9530 during office hours or email for a consultation.

Residential House

My lease says ............ what ............??

It is very important to understand your lease. We often consult with clients after problems arise, and they are shocked to discover what was included (or not included) in their Lease.

There is no such thing as a “standard” lease.   If the rental property is obtained through a broker, it may look like a "form" Lease - it is not! In fact, often the leases used by Realty Companies fail to protect rights of the landloard or the rights of the tenant!

The Landlord’s verbal assurances mean nothing - it is the written contract that controls the relationship. 

The Landlord’s responsibilities are also dictated by Michigan Law. It is imperative Landlords follow the strict guidelines as mandated by the Law and the lease - stepping outside those mandates can expose a Landlord to significant liability.

We recommend both Landlords and Tenants discuss with an attorney their individual rights, responsibilities, and expected benefits.

Call (248) 643-9530 during office hours or email for a consultation.

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