Michigan Rental Lease Agreement Templates | PDF | Word

The Michigan rental leases are designated for a landlord and tenant to come to an agreement over the use of commercial or residential space for a agreed upon monthly payment. All tenants are encouraged to undergo a credit and reference verification before authorizing through the rental application. Once complete, the landlord will decide on the Security Deposit amount (if any) along with any other conditions to be made in the rental contract. Once the parties have agreed to all terms and conditions the agreement should be signed immediately.


The Michigan seven (7) day notice to quit form is designated for landlords seeking to notify a tenant of their rent that is past due. The form must be served according to the process (See Instructions). The tenant, after being served, has seven (7) days to pay the amount due or vacate the property.

The commercial lease agreement for Michigan commits a landlord and tenant to a binding contract for retail, office, or industrial space for business use. Every business should be reviewed by the rental application and entity status be verified (if applicable) with the Secretary of State’s office using the Business Database. After careful review of the tenant’s qualifications, the landlord is ready to sign an agreement. The typical term is usually two (2) to three (3) years as the property owner…

A month to month lease in Michigan allows for a property owner and tenant to come to a rental arrangement that has no set end date but may be terminated or altered by either party with at least one (1) month’s notice (554.134). Although, even though this type of agreement may end at anytime with notice, the eviction process remains the same as if it were a standard one-year agreement. Therefore the rental application is highly recommended to be handed out…

The Michigan rental application is a form given to a potential lessee on a commercial or residential property to ensure that they are credible to pay the monthly rent. Depending on the landlord/property manager, one of the following may be requested: Non-Refundable Fee Driver’s License Number (#) Social Security Number (SSN) Full Credit Check (authorization needed from lessee) Employer and Previous Lessor References Once this verification is complete, and the individual is approved, the landlord will draft an agreement to…

The Michigan one (1) year standard lease agreement is designated for a lessor, property owner, and lessee, the tenant, who would like to come together and make a binding contract for the use of livable property. Both parties should always follow the State laws (See a Practical Guide for Landlords and Tenants) and the landlord will commonly require a rental application be filled-in by the potential lessee prior to moving in. Disclosures Lead-Based Paint – Only for rentals that were…

The Michigan sublease agreement is a form designated for tenants under a rental contract that allows them to sublet, unless they seek the written permission from the landlord, to essentially “re-rent” the property to someone else. A sublease is typically setup in one (1) of two (2) ways: Standard SubLease – The act of a tenant renting the ENTIRE SPACE to someone else in exchange for monthly rent. Roommate – The act of a tenant renting SHARED SPACE to someone…

REQUIRED DISCLOSURES

Domestic Violence Rights (554.601b) – The following statement must be in the lease agreement or posted in the residence:

A tenant who has a reasonable apprehension of present danger to him or her or his or her child from domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking may have special statutory rights to seek a release of rental obligation under MCL 554.601b.

Move-in Checklist (554.608) – Required upon occupancy by the tenant.

Notice (554.634) – Landlord must provide an address where official notice may be given/sent.

Truth in Lending (554.634) – The following statement must be in every lease agreement

NOTICE: Michigan law establishes rights and obligations for parties to rental agreements. This agreement is required to comply with the Truth in Renting Act. If you have a question about the interpretation or legality of a provision of this agreement, you may want to seek assistance from a lawyer or other qualified person.

Security Deposits – Landlord must state the bank name and location of where the funds are being held. Also, the tenant must provide the landlord, within four (4) days of vacating, the forwarding address to send the deposit at the end of the lease term.

LANDLORD-TENANT LAWSChapter 554

Security Deposits

Maximum (554.602) – One and a Half (1.5) Months’ Rent

Returning (554.609) – Thirty (30) Days along with an itemized statement of any deductions (if applicable).

Access to Premises by Landlord

No statute. Meaning the landlord is not required to give notice but is recommended to do so.