Michigan Eviction Notice Forms

A Michigan eviction notice form to pay rent is a written document that states a tenant has a certain number of days to pay the rent (7 in Michigan) or to vacate the premises. Additionally, there are other notice forms for other possible grounds for evictions in Michigan. The state of Michigan provides sample forms that can be used to notify tenants of the landlord’s intention to reclaim possession of the property as well as detailed information for completing these forms.

Read further to learn about what information is required on an eviction notice for it to be valid, legally acceptable ways of delivering notices and types of notices for all possible grounds for evictions.

Information Required for all Michigan Notices

A landlord is expected to provide some basic information on all notices. This information includes:

  • The date of the notice
  • The address of the rental property
  • The reason the notice is being issued
  • The name of the tenant(s)
  • The name and contact information of the person issuing the notice
  • A statement indicating how the notice was provided to the tenant
  • The signature of the person issuing the notice
  • The date that the notice was delivered

Acceptable Ways of Delivering Notices

An eviction notice may be provided in one of four ways in the state of Michigan. These include:

  • Personal delivery to the tenant
  • Leaving the notice with a member of the tenant’s family or household
  • Sending the notice through first class mail to the tenant’s last known address
  • Emailing a copy of the notice to the tenant (this option requires that the tenant has given written permission for the landlord to provide information through electronic service).

Types of Eviction Notices

Each possible grounds for eviction has its own process and notice requirements.

Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent – Demand for Possession NonPayment of Rent

In the state of Michigan, a landlord must provide his/her tenant with a written Demand for Possession NonPayment of Rent before proceeding with the eviction process when the tenant has failed to pay rent . This notice provides the tenant with seven days to pay the outstanding rent and stop the eviction process.

Along with information that must be included in all Michigan eviction notices, the Demand for Possession NonPayment of Rent must include:

  • The amount of money owed

Get the downloadable Eviction Notice for Failure to Pay Rent template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – Notice to Quit to Recover Possession of Property

A Michigan landlord must provide his/her tenant with a Notice to Quit to Recover Possession of Property before proceeding with the eviction process when a tenant has violated terms of the lease . This notice will provide tenants with 30 days to vacate the property.

Along with information that must be included in all Michigan eviction notices, the Notice to Quit to Recover Possession of Property must include:

  • The exact date that the tenant must vacate the property

Get the downloadable Eviction Notice for Lease Violation template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Lease Violation – Demand for Possession Damage/Health Hazard to Property

When a Michigan tenant has caused extensive and continuing damage or a serious and continuing health hazard to a rental property, the landlord has 90 days to provide the tenant with a written Demand for Possession Damage/Health Hazard to Property to begin the eviction process . This notice must provide the tenant with 7 days to vacate the property.

Along with information that must be included in all Michigan eviction notices, the Demand for Possession Damage/Health Hazard to Property must include:

  • A detailed statement describing the serious and continuing health hazard or extensive ongoing damage being done to the property

Get the downloadable Demand for Possession template form below (.pdf direct link)

Eviction Notice for Illegal Behavior – Demand for Possession Termination of Tenancy Due to Unlawful Drug Activity on Premises

In the state of Michigan, a landlord may serve a tenant with a written Demand for Possession Termination of Tenancy Due to Unlawful Drug Activity on Premises when his/her tenant, or a member of the tenant’s household, has made, delivered, possessed, or possessed with intent to deliver a controlled substance on the rental property . This notice provides the tenant with 24 hours to vacate the rental property.

Along with information that must be included in all Michigan eviction notices, the Demand for Possession Termination of Tenancy Due to Unlawful Drug Activity on Premises must provide:

  • A statement indicating that the tenant will have the opportunity to present reasons why he/she should not be evicted if the landlord proceeds with the eviction process

Get the downloadable Termination of Tenacy Due to Unlawful Drug Activity on Premises template form below (.pdf direct link)

Lease Termination Notice for Tenants at Will – Demand to Quit to Recover Possession of Property

A Michigan landlord may begin the eviction process by issuing a Demand to Quit to Recover Possession of Property when seeking to regain possession of a rental property from a month to month at will tenant .

Along with information that must be included in all Michigan eviction notices, the Demand to Quit to Recover Possession of Property must include:

  • The exact date that the tenant must vacate the property

Get the downloadable Demand to Quit to Recover Possession of Property template form below (.pdf direct link)


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