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Michigan Lease Agreement - LPA Rental Contract Form
The Must-Have Lease Agreement form...
for Landlords in MICHIGAN
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The LPA Lease Agreement form is designed to fully interact with and support all of our Essential Landlord Forms for rental property management.

The State Specific LPA Rental Lease Agreement Protects Landlords

The LPA Lease and LPA Rental Agreements were designed to afford landlords the maximum amount of landlord protection in the many various possible landlord - tenant situations that you are exposed to as a residential landlord or property manager.

All our forms are instantly downloadable to your computer and editable in Microsoft Word format. Be sure to use the correct state specific lease clause information provided below.

STATE SPECIFIC Lease Clause Index

Your state may have specific statutes applicable to your lease agreement. Use the information provided below to prepare your Lease Rental Agreement to conform to state landlord tenant laws. The notice periods listed are the state's minimum requirements.

State of MICHIGAN

NOTICE PERIOD TO TERMINATE TENANCY: (LPA Lease Clause # 28)
-1 rent period

NOTICE PERIOD TO CURE DEFAULT ON LEASE:
- 7 days (LPA Lease Clause # 25)

LATE CHARGES: Reasonable as agreed in Lease Rental Agreement.
- (LPA Lease Clause # 3)

SECURITY DEPOSIT: 1.5 months rent Maximum
- (LPA Lease Clause # 21)

TRUTH IN RENTING ACT (EXCERPT) Act 454 of 1978
554.634 Rental agreement; mandatory statements. Sec. 4.
(1) A rental agreement shall state the name and address at which notice required under this act shall be given to the lessor.
(2) A rental agreement shall state in a prominent place in type not smaller than the size of 12-point type, or in legible print with letters not smaller than 1/8 inch, a notice in substantially the following form:
NOTICE: Michigan law establishes rights and obligations for parties to rental agreements. This agreement is required to comply with the Truth in Renting Act. If you have a question about the interpretation or legality of a provision of this agreement, you may want to seek assistance from a lawyer or other qualified person."

(The above is required language to be included in Michigan lease rental agreements. You may copy the above into your rental agreement or add it to an addendum as part of your agreement. Already in The LPA Michigan Leases.)

SPECIAL TERMINATION RIGHTS FOR MICHIGAN SENIOR CITIZEN TENANTS
If the tenant is a senior citizen and resides in the rental more than 13 months, tenant may terminate the lease with written notice of at least 60 days if either of the following occurs:
1. Tenant becomes eligible to move into a rental unit in senior-citizen housing subsidized by a federal, state, or local government program, OR
2. Tenant becomes incapable of living independently, as certified by a physician in a notarized statement. (MCL 554.601a)

(The above is required language to be included in Michigan lease rental agreements. You may copy the above into your rental agreement or add it to an addendum as part of your agreement. Already in The LPA Michigan Leases.)

Tenant is required to notify landlord of forwarding address no later than 4 days after terminating tenancy

(The above is required language to be included in Michigan lease rental agreements. You may copy the above into your rental agreement or add it to an addendum as part of your agreement. Already in The LPA Michigan Leases.)





Landlords love The LPA Lease agreement because it represents many years of trial and error learning from very painful and expensive experiences with tenants. This residential lease form has successfully saved us repeatedly from serious tenant nightmares, and from losing a lot of money!

Includes our LATEST NEW LEASE CLAUSES!

The LPA Lease* is easy to read and understand. It has evolved over the years and is highly praised by attorneys, landlords and even judges. Of course, we landlords like it the most.

It does its job to discourage problem renters from signing on as our tenants. If the LPA Rental Application doesn't discourage the Deadbeat Tenant, the LPA Lease Agreement will. Let them disqualify themselves before they become your headache!

We find that if a prospect passes our tenant screening requirements, he or she will agree to our lease agreement. Why not? The lease form outlines in detail what is expected of an excellent tenant. We only want excellent tenants for our rentals and they are more than happy to agree to reasonable terms in our rental agreement. They will treat the property with pride and respect, and that makes being a landlord a great job.

The LPA Lease Agreement form is specially written to cater to residential houses and apartments. Because it is already in word processor format for your convenience, you can easily add, delete or change items in the document to customize the lease form to your exact landlord needs.

If possible, this lease should be read and explained to the tenant in person. We find it to be more effective that way. After all, it is an instruction manual for how to be your tenant in your rental property.

Before turning over a valuable asset for a mere 1 or 2 month security deposit, make sure the tenants understand and agree to all your terms. You'd be surprised at how many people are so eager to just sign the lease without bothering to read it. You can get a real idea of what these people will be like as tenants by how they respond to the terms in your lease agreement.

For example:

  • What does it tell you if the prospect has a major problem with your late fee policy? That's right, he expects to pay rent late.

  • How about if the prospect argues about being responsible for minor repairs?

  • Or the cleaning charge?

  • Or if he has a problem with a penalty for unauthorized occupants?

  • What if he has a real problem with the default clause, which outlines your rights to evict for nonpayment?

  • Did you know about the Daily Rental clause in which the tenant agrees that you may, in case of a default, take on the same rights of a hotel, enabling you to have the tenant removed and arrested for theft of services and/or trespassing?

You really can learn a lot about a tenant during the lease signing.

Remember, our lease is not meant to be used as a weapon, it is a Landlord Protection tool to defend yourself and your property from unscrupulous tenants and difficult situations. Although the LPA Lease is a very powerful tool, it's even more powerful when you use it effectively.


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