All states are required by Federal law to contain specific provisions in all rental and Lease Agreements, including:
- The names and contact information of the landlord and tenant,
- The address of the property,
- Disclosures and information regarding health and safety hazards,
- Pet provisions and prohibitions
- Rent and security deposit specifics
However, states will often differ on some crucial issues, so make sure you familiarize yourself with Michigan’s laws and regulations to better protect your rights and save yourself from potential future hassle or even a lawsuit.
Other Michigan Real Estate documents you might be interested in are:
- Sublease Agreement – Used by a tenant to rent out all or part of their rented property to a new tenant.
- Eviction Notice – Used by a landlord to start the eviction process with a current tenant.
1. Michigan Residential Lease Agreement Sample
The sample Michigan lease agreement below describes a contract between “Landlord” Vivian Wong and “Tenant” Nick Dennings. He agrees to rent a condominium in Detroit for $900.00 per month for a fixed term beginning on June 19, 2017 and ending on December 19, 2017. The tenant agrees to pay for all utilities and services for the Premises.
This is a good example of what provisions a simple lease agreement might contain, and how one should look in its final form.
2. Michigan Landlord and Tenant Laws
Michigan imposes specific and distinct requirements for landlords and tenants when executing a Lease/Rental Agreement. For example, Michigan statute provides for the following:
- A landlord is capped at requiring one and a half (1.5) months’ rent from a tenant for a security deposit. (§§ 554.602)
- Security deposits must be returned to the tenant within thirty (30) days of the termination or end of the lease. (§§ 554.610)
Landlord Right of Entry:
- It is always recommended that a landlord give prior notice to a tenant before entering the premises, however Michigan law does not require it. (No statute)