Michigan 7 Day Notice to Quit

Last Updated: December 27, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

Michigan 7 Day Notice to Quit is a legal eviction letter written by the landlord and served to the tenant for nonpayment of rent. The tenant has the option to pay the balance due or vacate the premises within seven (7) calendar days.

When to Use a Michigan 7 Day Notice to Quit

Use a 7 Day Notice to Quit to begin the eviction process in Michigan if the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.

If the above is not true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:

  • 24 Hour Notice to Vacate – If the tenant manufactured, delivered or possessed controlled substances.
  • 30 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate – If the tenant failed to maintain the premises in a clean and sanitary manner, violated rules with too many occupants at the premises or any other violations of the lease.
  • 7 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant threatened or caused physical harm to an individual on the premises.
  • 7 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate – If the tenant caused extensive health/safety hazards or caused physical injury or continues to cause physical injury to the premises.
  • 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 Quit

The Michigan 7 Day Notice to Quit 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. Enter the amount of rent due and the date it became due;
  4. Include the total amount to be paid;
  5. Explain where the total amount due should be paid;
  6. The date the total amount is due or the date the tenant must vacate the premises;
  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 Quit

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 by the parties in writing for such electronic service).

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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