This one-day seminar is designed for landlords, property managers, real estate agents and attorneys in Michigan who want to learn about key elements of leases, applicable statutory law regarding landlord and tenant rights, the nuts and bolts of landlord/tenant litigation and ways to avoid and/or effectively solve landlord/tenant disputes.
The substance of this seminar will benefit anyone who engages in real estate. The highlights of this seminar include:
What Is A Lease? Before And During The Lease Signing
During The Lease
The Security Deposit
Eviction/Termination Of The Lease/Lawsuits
Pitfalls For The Unwary Landlord
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
I. What Is A Lease? Before And During The Lease Signing
A. Types Of Leases
B. Contents Of A Lease
1. Statutory Requirements
2. Municipal Requirements
3. Federal Requirements
4. Recommended Provisions
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
II. During The Lease
C. Complaints From Third Parties
D. Responsibilities Of The Landlord
E. Responsibilities Of The Tenants
F. Notice To Quit
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. The Security Deposit
A. What Is It?
B. For What Can It Be Used?
C. Where Is It Held?
D. Double Damages And Other Hazards
E. Beginning And Terminating Inventory Checklists
F. How To Document And Prove Damages
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
IV. Eviction/Termination Of The Lease/Lawsuits
B. What To File And Where
C. Costs And Copies
D. Tenant Defenses
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
V. Pitfalls For The Unwary Landlord
A. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
B. The Real Party In Interest
E. Voiding The Lease
F. The Michigan Consumers Protection Act
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Questions And Answers