Michigan 7 Day Notice To Quit

Last Updated: March 28, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

Michigan 7 Day Notice To Quit is a letter which complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for nonpayment of rent. The tenant must pay the balance due or move out within seven (7) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use a Michigan 7 Day Notice To Quit

A Michigan 7 Day Notice To Quit begins the eviction process when tenant is late on rent. A landlord may deliver this notice when any portion of the rent remains unpaid, beginning the day after it’s normally due.

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 7 Day Notice To Quit

To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Quit:

  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 payment 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 7 Day Notice To Quit

Michigan landlords may deliver an eviction notice 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.