Michigan Fair Housing Act: an Overview

Michigan Fair Housing Act: an Overview

The Fair Housing Act came into law in 1968, necessitated by the rampant cases of housing discrimination that existed at the time. Now, thanks to the Michigan Fair Housing Laws, landlords carry many responsibilities. We at Nelson Property Management have put together this a basic overview of the Michigan Fair Housing Act so all landlords understand their basic responsibilities. The Protected Characteristics in the State of Michigan Michigan Fair Housing Laws came into existence to protect people against housing-related discrimination.…

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Squatting Laws in Michigan - An Overview

Squatting Laws in Michigan - An Overview

Squatter’s rights, like the Fair Housing Act are familiar to landlords, but the extent of their rights can be surprising. These rights are a type of Adverse Possession. After enough time has passed and certain requirements are met, your property may legally become the squatter’s with no exchange of payment. It’s important to understand the rights of squatters to avoid this nightmare scenario from taking you by surprise. What Are Squatter’s Rights in Michigan? In order to gain rights, a squatter must possess your property for a certain period …

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Renting Out Your Home in Metro Detroit: Everything You Should Consider

Renting Out Your Home in Metro Detroit: Everything You Should Consider

Are you contemplating renting out your Metro Detroit home? If you are, that can be a great move! Currently, Metro Detroit is an excellent place to invest in for both cash flow and property appreciation. The population is increasing, the market is doing great, and home values are rising. There is a lot that goes into renting out a home, though. It’s not as easy as putting it up on a few listing sites and waiting for interest to come in. Now that you’ve decided to rent out your Metro Detroit home, here’s everything you need to know to make it a…

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Water Damage in Rental Properties

Water Damage in Rental Properties

Winter is coming. Are you ready? When the temperatures begin to drop and the snow and ice start to fall, properties can take the toll and bear the brunt of the damage. There are several advantages to living in a rental property, including maintenance being the responsibility of your property management company. But there are still steps you should take to avoid disaster and property damage. Have you inspected your rental property’s exterior lately? Whether you are in a single-family rental, townhome complex, apartment, or even a commercial sp…

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Breaking a Lease in Metro Detroit MI - Know the Laws

Breaking a Lease in Metro Detroit MI - Know the Laws

Most landlords in the state of Michigan require their tenants to sign a lease before they can move in. A lease first must aheresto the Fair Housing Act making it legally binding and holding both parties liable to the lease terms for a certain period of time that’s usually a year. At the very least, this means that a tenant must continue paying rent for the entire period the lease will be active, regardless of whether or not they live there. Things like evictions or breaking a lease, however, can be a wild card. Now, learning that your tenant …

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