The landlord tenant division is responsible for handling all real property disputes up to $25,000. Real property is considered land, and generally whatever is built on, growing on, or affixed to that land. Most commonly, the landlord tenant division handles cases involving non-payment of rent, termination of tenancy, land-contract forfeitures, and evictions after the redemption period on a mortgage foreclosure.
There are different reasons that a landlord may wish to evict a tenant. The grounds that a landlord may cite are:
A landlord must specify the grounds to evict. The grounds a landlord may cite to evict a tenant are the following:
- Nonpayment of rent;
- Extensive and continuing physical injury to property;
- Serious and continuing health hazard;
- Illegal drug activity and formal police report filed (lease provisions must allow for termination on these grounds);
- Violation of a lease provision and the lease allows for termination;
- Forceful entry or peaceful try, but forceful stay or trespass;
- Holding over after natural expiration of lease term;
- Assault of a landlord;
- Just cause for terminating tenant of mobile home park (MCL 600.5775); and
- Just cause for terminating tenant of government-subsidized housing (MCL 125.694a and 600.5714).
*Properties that are considered Corporations or Limited Liability Corporations must be represented by an attorney.
The court officer authorized to seize property and conduct evictions is Mark Sheldon. He can be reached at:
Sheldon Civil Process Service, LLC.
P.O. Box 282
Hastings, MI 49058