§ 554.601 Definitions
§ 554.601a Termination of lease; conditions; applicability of section to leases entered into, renewed, or renegotiated after effective date
§ 554.601b Tenant under apprehension of danger from domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; release from rental payment obligation; written notice; content; documentation; forwarding information; liabili
§ 554.602 Security deposit; amount
§ 554.603 Security deposit; notice
§ 554.604 Security deposit, disposition; bond
§ 554.605 Security deposit as property of tenant
§ 554.606 Waiving requirements of act
§ 554.607 Security deposit; permissible uses
§ 554.608 Inventory checklists
§ 554.609 Itemized list of damages; check or money order; contents of notice of damages
§ 554.610 Effect of noncompliance with notice of damages requirement
§ 554.611 Notice of forwarding address; effect of noncompliance
§ 554.612 Response to notice of damages
§ 554.613 Action for damages; retention of security deposit; waiver
§ 554.614 Termination of landlord’s interest; liability for security deposit
§ 554.615 Action to enforce act
§ 554.616 Effective date and applicability of act

Terms Used In Michigan Laws > Chapter 554 > Act 348 of 1972

  • cooperative housing association: means a consumer cooperative that provides dwelling units to its members. See Michigan Laws 554.601
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • in writing: shall be construed to include printing, engraving, and lithographing; except that if the written signature of a person is required by law, the signature shall be the proper handwriting of the person or, if the person is unable to write, the person's proper mark, which may be, unless otherwise expressly prohibited by law, a clear and classifiable fingerprint of the person made with ink or another substance. See Michigan Laws 8.3q
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Landlord: means the owner, lessor, or sublessor of the rental unit or the property of which it is a part and, in addition, means a person authorized to exercise any aspect of the management of the premises, including a person who, directly or indirectly, acts as a rental agent, receives rent, other than as a bona fide purchaser, and who has no obligation to deliver the receipts to another person. See Michigan Laws 554.601
  • 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
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • month: means a calendar month; the word "year" a calendar year; and the word "year" alone shall be equivalent to the words "year of our Lord". See Michigan Laws 8.3j
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 8.3l
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Rental agreement: means an agreement that establishes or modifies the terms, conditions, rules, regulations, or any other provisions concerning the use and occupancy of a rental unit. See Michigan Laws 554.601
  • Rental unit: means a structure or part of a structure used as a home, residence, or sleeping unit by a single person or household unit, or any grounds, or other facilities or area promised for the use of a residential tenant and includes, but without limitation, apartment units, boarding houses, rooming houses, mobile home spaces, and single and 2-family dwellings. See Michigan Laws 554.601
  • Security deposit: means a deposit, in any amount, paid by the tenant to the landlord or his or her agent to be held for the term of the rental agreement, or any part of the term, and includes any required prepayment of rent other than the first full rental period of the lease agreement; any sum required to be paid as rent in any rental period in excess of the average rent for the term; and any other amount of money or property returnable to the tenant on condition of return of the rental unit by the tenant in condition as required by the rental agreement. See Michigan Laws 554.601
  • Senior citizen housing: means housing for individuals 62 years of age or older that is subsidized in whole or in part under any local, state, or federal program. See Michigan Laws 554.601
  • 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
  • Tenant: means a person who occupies a rental unit for residential purposes with the landlord's consent for an agreed upon consideration. See Michigan Laws 554.601