Evicting a Tenant in Michigan

Metro Detroit real estate attorneys discuss how you evict a tenant in Michigan.

In Michigan, if a landlord desires to remove a tenant from a residential rental property, the landlord must follow the eviction process (referred to as the Summary Proceeding). If you are a Michigan company, court rules require that your company be represented by an attorney during the Summary Proceeding.

To begin the eviction process, you must send the tenant a notice. It is unlawful for you to use any form of force to remove the tenant from the property, including: changing locks and/or turning off utilities.

If the eviction notice is due to non-payment of rent, the notice should require the tenant to either pay the rent within seven weekdays or move out. If, after the seven day period has expired, the rent has not been paid and the tenant has not moved out of the property, you may file a Complaint with the court.

At The Law Offices of Graham & Hubbert, our qualified landlord-tenant attorneys can handle your eviction process from beginning to end, including obtaining the Order of Eviction. Our attorneys possess the experience and skills necessary to successfully represent your interests in court. If the tenant does not show up in court on the court date, we will request that the court issue a Default Judgment against the tenant.

To ensure your Michigan eviction matter is handled efficiently and correctly, contact our attorneys today.