My lease says ............ what ............??
It is very important to understand your lease. We often consult with clients after problems arise, and they are shocked to discover what was included (or not included) in their Lease.
There is no such thing as a “standard” lease. If the rental property is obtained through a broker, it may look like a "form" Lease - it is not! In fact, often the leases used by Realty Companies fail to protect rights of the landloard or the rights of the tenant!
The Landlord’s verbal assurances mean nothing - it is the written contract that controls the relationship.
The Landlord’s responsibilities are also dictated by Michigan Law. It is imperative Landlords follow the strict guidelines as mandated by the Law and the lease - stepping outside those mandates can expose a Landlord to significant liability.
We recommend both Landlords and Tenants discuss with an attorney their individual rights, responsibilities, and expected benefits.
Call (248) 643-9530 during office hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation.