Michigan 7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: December 27, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

Michigan 7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate is an eviction letter delivered to the tenant for extensive health/safety hazards or causing physical injury to the premises. At the landlord’s discretion, the tenant may either fix the violation or move out of the rental unit within seven (7) calendar days.

When to Use a Michigan 7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

Use a 7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate to begin the eviction process in Michigan:

  • If the tenant caused extensive health or safety hazards.
  • If the tenant caused extensive and continuing physical injury to the premises.

If neither of the above are true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:

  • 7 Day Notice to Quit – If the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.
  • 24 Hour Notice to Vacate – If the tenant manufactured, delivered or possessed controlled substances.
  • 7 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant threatened or caused physical harm to an individual.
  • 30 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate – If the tenant failed to comply with health/safety rules, violated rules with too many occupants at the premises or any other violations of the lease.
  • 30 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant or landlord is terminating a rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year lease. This letter may also be used for tenants that have no written lease or for tenants with an expired lease.

How to Write a Michigan 7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

The Michigan 7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate form shall be completed as follows:

  1. Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
  2. Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
  3. Specify the rule or lease violation;
  4. Indicate if the tenant can remedy the breach;
  5. Enter the date and time when the violation must be cured by (if applicable);
  6. Include the tenant’s balance due, if applicable;
  7. Include the date the notice is served;
  8. Landlord prints name and signs notice;
  9. Landlord includes address and phone number.

How to Serve a Michigan 7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

A landlord can deliver notices in Michigan using any of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. Handing the notice to a person of suitable age and discretion;
  3. Mailing the notice by first class mail;
  4. Sending the notice by electronic service (if agreed to in writing).

When sending the notice by first class mail, the notice takes effect on the next day mail is delivered. If the following day is a legal holiday or a day when the mail is not delivered, then the notice will not take effect until the next day mail is delivered.

If the notice is sent electronically, it is considered delivered if the receiving party responds to the electronic message.

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