Terms Used In Michigan Laws 445.970

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Lessee: means a person who leases property pursuant to a rental-purchase agreement. See Michigan Laws 445.952
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  The following form is an example of the form which may be used to satisfy the requirements of this act:

1. Lessor(s)  Lessee(s)
__________________________ ___________________________
__________________________ ___________________________
__________________________ ___________________________
2. Description of Leased Property:
 Item  Quantity Serial #  Mfg.  Model  New/Previously Rented
3. Total Payment Due at Beginning of Contract:
 Advance Payment of $_____
 Delivery Charge $_____
 Use Taxes $_____
 Other $_____ (please specify).
 Total $_____
4. Term and cost of the lease (monthly/weekly)
The first monthly/weekly payment of $_____ is due on _____.
Other regular payments of $_____ on the _____ of month/week
Total number of monthly/weekly payments _____.
Total amount of all other charges $_____ (please specify).
Sum total of all payments $_____.
5. Periodic Payment:
You may renew the lease weekly or monthly as you choose.
The weekly rental would be $_____.
The monthly rental would be $_____.
6. For a charge of $_____ per payment, we can pick up the payment
 at your home.
 Sign here if you want this service __________.
7. Liability:
8. Maintenance:
We will maintain the leased property in good working condition
during the term of the lease and will provide all necessary
service and repair (specify if in home or in store) if you
notify us by phone or mail that service is needed. We are not
responsible for maintenance done by anyone other than us.
9. Termination and Default:
You may terminate this lease at the end of any weekly/monthly
term without paying any charges other than those previously due.
We may terminate this lease for a default in payment or breach
of any other material term of the lease. If a termination
occurs, we shall be entitled to all rental payments up to the
date of termination and the expenses of repossessing the
property if you fail to surrender it to us.
10. Reinstatement:
If you miss a payment, you may reinstate this contract within 7
days after the payment due date without losing any rights or
options previously acquired. The time to reinstate will be
extended to 90 days after the payment due date if you return
or voluntarily surrender the property, other than through
judicial process, within 7 days after the payment due date. To
reinstate, you must pay the past due payment and any applicable
late fee. The late fee will not exceed the greater of $10.00 or
5% of the payment that is past due. However, if the payment is
due monthly or less frequently, we will not charge a late fee
unless the payment is more than 5 days past due. If the payment
is due more frequently than monthly, we will not charge a late
fee unless the payment is more than 2 days past due. Also, we may
charge a delivery fee that is not more than the original
delivery fee, if we must redeliver the property.
11. Purchase Option:
You may purchase the property leased to you under this contract
for the cash price minus 45% of all periodic payments made.
The property leased under this contract would cost $_____ if
purchased rather than leased.
12. Warranty:
A manufacturer’s warranty on the property leased under this
contract shall be passed on to the lessee if the lessee
purchases the property.
13. Notice:
This agreement is regulated by state law enforceable by the
attorney general or by private legal action.
I have read the above statement before signing this agreement.
Date:__________________________ Lessee:__________________________
Date:__________________________ Lessee:__________________________