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Michigan Notice Requirements for Lease Termination by Tenant
- When a tenant wishes to end a month-to-month rental agreement, they will need to provide the landlord with a 30-day notice.
- With a fixed-term lease, the tenant will need to provide at least a 30-day notice if they plan on breaking the terms of the lease early.
- With a week-to-week lease, the tenant will need to provide a notice of at least seven days before they vacate the unit.
- If the tenant has a year-to-year lease with no set end date, they will need to give a notice of a year when they are planning to vacate according to §§ 554.134(3).
Legally Terminating a Lease Early in Michigan
- If the tenant is starting active military duty, the lease will end 30 days after the notice is provided.
- If the tenant or their children are victims of domestic violence, the lease can be terminated without repercussions.
- According to Mich. Comp. Laws § 554.601a, a tenant that is no longer capable of living alone can terminate the agreement with a 60-day notice.
- If the rental unit is considered unsafe or inhabitable, the tenant can vacate and break the lease.
- If the landlord has harassed the tenant or violated their privacy, the obligation to pay rent can be ended.