Landlord & Tenant Law

Get Someone On Your Side In The Courtroom! Bredow Law represents Landlords and Tenants throughout Southeastern Michigan, including Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, Washtenaw, Livingston, Genesee and Lapeer counties. Call (248) 795-5516 to make an appointment with our Landlord-Tenant Attorneys.

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Landlord & Tenant

Landlord – Tenant disputes are an all-together too common problem. Many disputes can be avoided if both the landlord and the tenant communicate issues and problems before a call to an attorney is needed. Each side should be aware of and honor their respective rights and responsibilities.

Good Tenants should:

  • Pay your rent on time and in the correct amount.
  • Do not damage property
  • Dispose of your garbage properly
  • Refrain from renting out rooms or sublease the property without, first getting permission from the landlord.
  • Communicate with your landlord regarding any issues with the property promptly and in writing.
  • Cooperate with your landlord to allow inspections and repairs
  • Give at least a month’s written notice of your intention to vacate the property
  • Mail and/or Email your new mailing address to your landlord within 4 days of the date you leave the property.

Good Landlords should:

  • Make property clean, safe and habitable before tenants move-in.
  • Communicate with the Tenant, clearly and in writing.
  • Inspect the Property with the Tenant at the start of the lease. Make a written inventory of any damages.
  • Make repairs that are caused by normal use.
  • Refrain from turning off a tenant’s water, electricity or gas.
  • Give written notice to your tenants when you plan on selling or transferring the property to new landlord.
  • Not unlawfully discriminate.

Whether you are a Landlord or a Tenant, if you are having a problem with your lease, please contact us with your landlord / tenant questions. Call (248) 795-5516 or email us from our Contacts page.