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Class Action Lawsuit Goes Forward to Prevent “Point of Sale Inspections”

Class Action Lawsuit Goes Forward to Prevent “Point of Sale Inspections”   Some communities around the country are requiring home owners to subject themselves and their properties to government inspections at the “point of sale” of their residential property.  The current case was filed with the Federal court in Cleveland, Ohio demanding that point of […]

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Attention Investors Using Seller Financing!

Attention Investors Using Seller Financing: Your Action is Needed Now to Remove Restrictions on Seller Financing! Those investors using seller financing (e.g. land contracts) under current Federal law must have a mortgage originator’s license and be registered as such to do more than one seller financed transaction in a twelve month period (or no more […]

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Bill Introduced in House to Allow 30 Day Notice

Bill Introduced in House to Allow 30 Day Notice Currently, if you’d like to change the terms and conditions of your six-month or year lease, you’d have to wait until the end of the lease—unless your tenants agree with the changes in writing. Michigan House bill 4847 was introduced this month to change all that. […]

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Ask the House to Stop “Drive-by” ADA Lawsuits

Ask the House to Stop “Drive-by” ADA Lawsuits Federal bill H.R. 620, The ADA Education and Reform Act, was introduced on January 24, 2017 by Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX), Scott Peters (D-CA), Ken Calvert (R-CA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Michael Conaway (R-TX), and Ami Bera (D-CA).  This legislation closes the loophole in the federal law that […]

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LLC Bill Passes First Hurdle

LLC Bill Passes First Hurdle The RPOA of Michigan has been working on legislation for several years in an attempt to allow LLC’s to represent themselves in District Court for landlord/tenant eviction cases.  As many landlords know, some courts will not allow them to represent themselves in eviction cases for properties that have been placed […]

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Tenant Permission Bill Passes Out of Committee

Tenant Permission Bill Passes Out of Committee After five rounds of changes to tweak various wording, Michigan Senate Bill, SB 107, (aka tenant permission bill) passed unanimously out of the Senate Local Government Committee on Tuesday, June 6.  The bill clarifies when municipalities must get permission from the tenant to enter an occupied rental unit […]

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Kentwood Proposes Changes to Rental Ordinance

Kentwood Proposes Changes to Rental Ordinance The City of Kentwood is proposing changes to their rental ordinance to incentivize greater compliance and reward landlords that register, complete an inspection and obtain rental certification before the expiration of a certificate of occupancy.  Increased penalties are being proposed for those that do not register their rentals and […]

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Legislation in the Works

Legislation in the Works Three bills are being pursued through the Michigan Legislature to improve various aspects of rental property ownership and management. HB4463, known as the LLC bill, was taken up in the House Law & Justice Committee on Tuesday, May 16.  The usual opponents were on hand, the Bar Association, Judges Association, and […]

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Michigan House Introduces Bill to Repeal Rent Control Act

Michigan House Introduces Bill to Repeal Rent Control Act Representatives in the Michigan House have introduced a bill (HB4456) to repeal the Michigan Rent Control Act.  The Rent Control Act prevents local communities from enacting any type of rent control ordinance.  While the repeal doesn’t necessarily mean that local governments will enact local rent control […]

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Legislation Killed in Last Session – RPOA-M Saves Investors Thousands

Legislation Killed in Last Session – RPOA-M Saves Investors Thousands During the last Michigan legislative session (2015-2016), the RPOA of Michigan was involved in putting several bills out of commission that would have significantly increased the cost of ownership and management for investment property.  Here is a short list of the main bills killed that would […]

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