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- MI Residential Lease Agreement: Download a Free Template
- View Sample PDF
- MI Landlord and Tenant Laws
1. Download a Free MI Residential Lease Agreement
All states are required by Federal law to contain specific provisions in all Lease/Rental 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.
For examples, some states may impose stricter security deposit rules on landlords, while others may allow for more lenient security deposit requirements. Familiarize yourself with your individual state’s laws and regulations to better protect your rights and save yourself from potential future hassle or even a lawsuit.
Select the appropriate state where your Lease/Rental Agreement is to be executed to learn about important requirements and differences.
2. Michigan Residential Lease Agreement Sample PDF
The sample 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.Michigan Lease-Rental Agreement
3. 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)