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The Freeze on Landlord-Tenant Eviction Proceedings is About to Come to an End, Sort of

COVID-19 Landlord-Tenant Law Real Estate

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Whitmer issued a State of Emergency in the State of Michigan. Pursuant to that State of Emergency, Governor Whitmer has frozen all eviction proceedings for landlord-tenant disputes and for land contract disputes. […]

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Michigan Property Tax Appeal Changes Due to COVID-19

Real Estate Tax Law

On Thursday, May 14, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order No. 2020-87 extending the filing deadlines for property tax appeals in Michigan. Under normal circumstances, a township or local unit of government’s Board of Review meets the second week of […]

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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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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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