Terms Used In Michigan Laws 445.887

  • Owner-builder: means an individual who is not a licensed residential builder and who builds, or acts as a general contractor for the construction of, a residential structure in which that individual or a member of that individual's family actually resides, or intends to occupy for his or her own use, upon the issuance of an occupancy permit. See Michigan Laws 445.883
  • Residential structure: means a premises used or intended to be used for a residence purpose and related facilities appurtenant to the premises used or intended to be used as an adjunct of residential occupancy. See Michigan Laws 445.883
  (1) An owner-builder who sells the residential structure, within 2 years or less after the date of the issuance of the occupancy permit, shall note in the owner-builder notice the fact that the residential structure was built by the owner.
  (2) An owner-builder shall supply, at the time of offering the residential structure and on a separate sheet of paper, an owner-builder notice stating in 12-point font or larger that the residential structure was built by an owner-builder that is not a licensed builder. The notice shall be signed and dated by the owner-builder.