Landlord - Tenant cases
A landlord may file a summary proceeding (landlord-tenant case) to recover possession of premises and/or to obtain a money judgment. A person who is renting a home, apartment, mobile home, or some other building from someone, is a tenant. A landlord is the person who is renting the home, apartment, mobile home, or some building. Both the tenant and the landlord have legal rights.
The 70th District Court handles a variety of cases involving problems between landlords and tenants. A tenant can be evicted from the property for failure to pay rent, termination of tenancy, health hazard termination, destruction of property and refusal to follow rules and regulations. For a further discussion please visit the State Court Administrators web site
Land Contract Forfeiture cases
An owner of property who is selling that property to another on a land contract may file a summary proceeding to forfeit the buyer's interest in the property and regain possession. The procedures for a land contract forfeiture are similar to landlord tenant cases. A buyer may be evicted from the premises after forfeiture of the property for violating terms of the contract such as non-payment of installment payments, or taxes, or failure to maintain insurance. For a further discussion of the procedures used, visit the State Court Administrators web site.
|Filing Fee||Judicial Electronic Filing Fee||Total|
|POSSESSION ONLY||$ 45.00||$10.00||$ 55.00|
|POSSESSION AND MONEY JUDGMENT|
|Claims up to $600.00||$ 70.00||$20.00||$ 90.00|
|Claims $600.01 to $1,750.00||$ 90.00||$20.00||$110.00|
|Claims $1,750.01 to $10,000.00||$110.00||$20.00||$130.00|
|Claims $10,000.01 to $25,000.00||$195.00||$20.00||$215.00|
|Motion Fee||$ 20.00|
Landlord - Tenant Forms
Forms for landlord tenant cases are available on the Forms page of this web site.
Notice: A corporation must be represented by an attorney. If the property is owned by a corporation, the owner may not appear in Court to present the case. Michigan law specifically prohibits a non-lawyer from representing the corporation in Court.