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Obligations of Landlords and Tenants

Reserve Management Company service areas include all of Ferndale, Berkley, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Southfield, Hazel Park, Bloomfield Hills, Oak Park and the Greater Metro-Detroit area

OBLIGATION OF LANDLORDS

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In the state of Michigan, it is the responsibility of the landlord to provide safe, secure and clean living conditions, which should include:

  • Keeping common areas safe and clean and keeping the premises fit for human habitation;
  • Insects, rodents and other pests must be controlled;
  • Maintaining the roof, foundations and walls and ensuring the unit is kept weather-tight;
  • Maintaining plumbing, heating and electrical as well as other equipment and appliances that were provided by the owner;
  • Providing suitable containers for garbage and making arrangements for the pickup of garbage;
  • When responsible for the provision of heat in rental units during the months of September through June, ensuring that the daytime temperatures between 7a.m.-10:30p.m., are maintained at 65F or above, and that at night time the temperatures are not less than 58F;
  • Where accommodations are non-transient, keys for the unit and building entrance doors should be provided, with lock mechanisms and keys changed in most cases when there is a change of tenants;
  • Installing smoke detectors and instructing tenants as to how to operate and maintain the premises;
  • It is not required of owners to make cosmetic repairs such as installing new carpets or painting, after a tenancy has ended.

…Reserve Management Company service areas include all of Ferndale, Berkley, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Southfield, Hazel Park, Bloomfield Hills, Oak Park and the Greater Metro-Detroit area

OBLIGATION OF TENANTS

In the state of Michigan, a tenant is required to maintain the rental housing in a safe and clean manner, which includes:

  • Disposing garbage properly;
  • Exercising care when using electrical and plumbing fixtures;
  • Repairing any damage caused by either themselves or their guests promptly;
  • Ensuring that reasonable access is granted for inspection, repair, pest control and maintenance purposes;
  • Maintaining smoke detectors in good working order;
  • Refraining from the storage of any dangerous materials on the premises.