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Michigan Landlord Tenant Law

Michigan Landlord Tenant Law -- Act 348 of 1972


Act 348 of 1972

AN ACT to regulate relationships between landlords and tenants relative to rental agreements for rental units; to regulate the payment, repayment, use and investment of security deposits; to provide for commencement and termination inventories of rental units; to provide for termination arrangements relative to rental units; to provide for legal remedies; and to provide penalties.

History: 1972, Act 348, Eff. Apr. 1, 1973
Popular Name: Landlord-Tenant Act

2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

Section 554.601SectionDefinitions.
Section 554.601aSectionTermination of lease; conditions; applicability of section to leases entered into, renewed, or renegotiated after effective date.
Section 554.601bSectionTenant under apprehension of danger from domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; release from rental payment obligation; written notice; content; documentation; forwarding information; liability of multiple tenants; applicability; remedies against other parties; definitions.
Section 554.602SectionSecurity deposit; amount.
Section 554.603SectionSecurity deposit; notice.
Section 554.604SectionSecurity deposit, disposition; bond.
Section 554.605SectionSecurity deposit as property of tenant.
Section 554.606SectionWaiving requirements of act.
Section 554.607SectionSecurity deposit; permissible uses.
Section 554.608SectionInventory checklists.
Section 554.609SectionItemized list of damages; check or money order; contents of notice of damages.
Section 554.610SectionEffect of noncompliance with notice of damages requirement.
Section 554.611SectionNotice of forwarding address; effect of noncompliance.
Section 554.612SectionResponse to notice of damages.
Section 554.613SectionAction for damages; retention of security deposit; waiver.
Section 554.614SectionTermination of landlord's interest; liability for security deposit.
Section 554.615SectionAction to enforce act.
Section 554.616SectionEffective date and applicability of act.

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