Michigan 7-/30-Day Notice to Quit | Non-Compliance

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Updated June 20, 2022

A Michigan seven (7) or thirty (30) day notice to quit, pursuant to M.C.L.A. 600.5714, is a form used by property owners to inform a tenant that they are in material breach of their lease agreement, such as in instances where excessive damage to the property or to another person occurs or upon a general breach of the rental lease. The number of days required for notice will largely depend on the violation. Heightened violations, such as physical destruction of the property, are cause for 7 days’ notice, whereas less significant violations (though violations nonetheless) with the rental terms are grounds for 30 days’ notice. To determine where a violation falls under this spectrum, see page 14 of the state-sponsored brochure below.

Tenants & Landlords Brochure –  A detailed look at terminating tenancies, including notice periods and other eviction proceedings.

In addition, according to M.C.L.A. 554.134(4), Form DC 100c may also be used to give notice that a lessee must remove themselves from the premises within twenty-four (24) hours due to illegal activity. To use this notice a complaint must have been filed with the police department in the area where the residence is located.

LawsM.C.L.A. 600.5714 & M.C.L.A. 554.134(4)

How to Write

This form can easily be completed on a computer by tabbing to each item, which is highlighted in blue, with your mouse. Both pages are exactly the same. The landlord should keep the first page and give the second page to the tenant as a copy.

Step 1 – Complete the first (TO:) field by entering the tenant’s name and address.

Step 2 – Enter your name (landlord) and the address or description of the tenant’s property. If the tenancy is ending due to a non-compliance issue, select the checkbox “other and add a description for the reason for eviction.

Step 3 – In the number 2 field, enter the date on which the tenant must move out of the premises.

Step 4 – The owner must then give their personal details including their address and a signature.

Step 5 – Upon serving the notice to the tenant, it’s important to fill out the Proof of Service form, which eliminates any doubt of whether or not the notice was actually served. A copy of the Proof of Service should be given to the tenant.