Repair & Maintenance
The landlord and tenant are both responsible for maintenance items. Maintenance issues range from annoying items to emergency items that can cause harm to someone’s health, well being and safety.
The three types of maintenance issues are:
Emergencies – these require action with 24 hours and are a threat to the occupant’s health & safety. Some examples include a gas leak, major roof damage, loss of heat due to a furnace malfunction or flooding.
Major Problems – these affect the quality of life for the occupant but do not pose an immediate threat to one’s health or safety. Some examples include clogged drain, no hot water, leaks, heating & cooling issues.
Minor Problems – these are the annoying items that need attention. Some examples include faucets not working properly, door locks need adjusting, pests such as mice & ants, peeling paint, doors not opening and closing properly.
Please fill out and email or send your maintenance request. All requests need to be in writing unless it is an emergency. Please allow reasonable time for the repair.
The landlord is relieved of the duty to repair and comply, if the tenant’s willful or irresponsible conduct or lack of conduct has caused the disrepair or violation of health or safety issues.
Information provided by “A Practical Guide for Tenants and Landlords” – prepared by the Michigan Legislature.
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