Michigan Eviction Laws

The only manner in which a Michigan landlord can legally evict a residential tenant is by following the Michigan eviction process, which involves notice before a court action can be initiated. Below are the most important steps in the eviction process.

7-Day Notice to Quit

For nonpayment of rent, the landlord must serve a 7-Day Notice to Quit advising the tenant that he or she has 7 days to pay the overdue rent or vacate, or legal action will begin. A tenant could stop the eviction by tendering the entire amount owed even after the 7-day period has passed. Weekends and legal holidays do not count towards the notice period.

This Michigan eviction notice is also used if the landlord alleges the tenant has created a substantial health hazard or has done serious damage to the property.

30-Day Notice to Quit

If the lease is month-to-month or there is a material breach of the lease, such as by having unauthorized persons living on the property or by creating a nuisance, then the Michigan eviction notice is 30-days. The lease agreement must allow for termination for the specific breach alleged.

24-Hour Tenant Evcition Notice

Michigan law allows a landlord to give 24-hour notice if a formal police report is filed alleging that the tenant has unlawfully manufactured, delivered, possessed with intent to sell or possessed a controlled substance on the premises.

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