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Michigan Court of Appeals Rules that a Short-Term Rental is not a Residential Single-Family Use for Zoning Purposes

Landlord-Tenant Law Real Estate

The Michigan Court of Appeals issued a published case in the area of short-term rental regulation.  In Reaume v Township of Spring Lake, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed that a short-term rental of a residential property is a commercial […]

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Solar Panels Allowed on PA 116 Property

Real Estate

Michigan now allows land enrolled in the Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program, also known as PA 116, to be used for solar farm and commercial solar panel array purposes.  PA 116 is a tax credit program for the preservation […]

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Employment Law Update: Developing a COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

Business Law COVID-19 Employment Law

Michigan’s stay at home order requires open in-person businesses to prepare a COVID-19 preparedness and response plan.  Although the plan is currently required for COVID-19 any plan would also be useful for any future infectious disease preparedness. Any plan should […]

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Remote Notarization and Witnessing for Estate Plans and Real Estate Documents

COVID-19 Estate Planning Real Estate

Remote Notarization and Witnessing is now allowed in Michigan under Executive Order 2020-41 throughout Michigan’s COVID-19 emergency.  Physical presence in front of notary and the requirement for physical original signatures have been temporarily suspended under Michigan’s Notary Act and the […]

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Real Estate Law Update: Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Extending Moratorium on Evictions to May 15th

COVID-19 Real Estate

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order extending Michigan’s moratorium on evictions during the COVID-19 emergency to May 15th.  Governor Whitmer first suspended evictions on March 20 allowing tenants to remain in their homes even if they do not pay […]

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Business Law Update: Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order to Reopen Construction and Real Estate Industries on May 7th

Business Law COVID-19

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an Executive Order on Friday, May 1st allowing the construction and real estate industries to go back to work starting at 12:01 am on Thursday, May 7th.  Allowed activities include: Construction industry, including contractors such as […]

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