Michigan 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: March 28, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

Michigan 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for a violation of the lease. At the landlord’s discretion, the tenant may be able to correct the lease violation. If the violation is not corrected,the tenant must move out within thirty (30) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use a Michigan 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

A Michigan 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate begins the eviction process for the following tenant violations:

  • Failure to comply with health and safety rules
  • Occupancy violation
  • Other violations of the lease

If the lease violation is one which can be fixed through corrective action, the landlord may give the tenant an opportunity to comply with the lease terms and correct the issue. If the landlord refuses this option, or the tenant otherwise fails to correct the issue, the tenant must vacate the premises by the date of termination.

Some types of Michigan lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

How To Write a Michigan 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Comply or Vacate:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  3. Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy, and the corrective action(s) required to avoid termination
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Serve a Michigan 30 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Michigan landlords may deliver a Notice To Comply or Vacate using any of these methods:

  1. Hand delivery to the tenant
  2. Hand delivery to a family member of suitable age and discretion who can accept the notice on behalf of the tenant
  3. Delivery by first class mail
  4. Delivery by electronic means (e.g. email), if both parties have agreed in writing to use that particular form of electronic service

    Mailed notice does not begin counting toward a notice period until the next day after mailing that mail is delivered. Electronic notice is begins counting toward a notice period when the tenant responds to the message.

    In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.