A. Landlords can charge an amount equal to as much as 1.5 months' rent for a security deposit, which must be refunded to the tenant within 30 days of the move-out date, BUT the tenant must provide the landlord with a forwarding address within 4 days of moving out or the landlord has no obligation to make arrangements to return the deposit.
A. Yes, landlords in Michigan have the right to restrict tenants from having pets or to impose a pet deposit which can be used to pay for damages caused by pets. This does not extend to service or companion animals which are not considered to be pets and are not subject to pet fees or restrictions.
A. Landlords are within their legal rights to refuse to rent a privately owned rental unit to smokers. They can also include a provision in the written lease to prohibit tenants from smoking or growing marijuana on the premises, even if the tenant has a valid medical license for marijuana.