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Michigan Court of Appeals Upholds Trial Court’s Order Rejecting Adverse Possession Claim

17.03.2017 by Law Firm of Seglund Gabe Pawlak Groth & Kelley in Legal Updates, Litigation, Municipal Law, Real Estate Law

In an adverse possession property dispute, plaintiff appealed as of right the trial court’s order granting summary disposition to defendant, Village of Wolverine Lake. The Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed. Plaintiff and defendant own adjacent parcels of property in a subdivision in the Village of Wolverine Lake.  Plaintiff acquired his parcel, which consisted of lots 114 […]

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Court of Appeals holds that “child’s play on the beach” does not constitute “other outdoor recreational use” under Michigan’s Recreational Land Use Act

07.02.2017 by Law Firm of Seglund Gabe Pawlak Groth & Kelley in Legal Updates, Litigation

Court of Appeals holds that “child’s play on the beach” does not constitute “other outdoor recreational use” under Michigan’s Recreational Land Use Act and allows a minor’s claim for injuries sustained after stepping on hot coals to proceed against the landowner under a common law negligence theory.   Michigan’s Recreational Land Use Act, MCL 324.73301(1) (“RUA”), […]

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Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency Changes Process for Filing & Recording Discharge of Liens

07.10.2016 by Law Firm of Seglund Gabe Pawlak Groth & Kelley in Legal Updates, Tax Information

The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) is changing its processes for filing and discharging real property liens filed against delinquent employer accounts beginning October 1, 2016. The new process is a result of two new statutes, Public Acts 224 and 228 of 2016. UIA may file a lien against an employer’s real property if outstanding debt remains […]

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Careful Planning is Required in Acquiring Title to Real Property Where There Are Multiple Owners

02.09.2016 by Law Firm of Seglund Gabe Pawlak Groth & Kelley in Real Estate Law

In Michigan, where there is more than one owner, title to real property can be held in several different ways. These include tenancy in common, joint tenancy, joint tenancy with full rights of survivorship and tenancy by the entireties.  Your rights and obligations will vary depending on how you take title. Tenants in Common. Tenancy […]

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Tenant’s Right to Repair at the Landlord’s Expense

09.08.2016 by Law Firm of Seglund Gabe Pawlak Groth & Kelley in Legal Updates, Litigation, Real Estate Law

Every lease of residential property in Michigan includes a requirement on the part of the landlord to keep the premises in reasonable repair and to comply with applicable health and safety laws during the term of the lease. This requirement of the landlord is supported by statute.  See MCL 554.139(1)(b). Unless the lease provides otherwise, […]

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People who sold their home after June 24, 2011 may be entitled to a refund of the State Real Estate Transfer Tax

17.06.2016 by Law Firm of Seglund Gabe Pawlak Groth & Kelley in Elder Law

You may be entitled to a refund of the State Real Estate Transfer Tax (SRETT) you paid on the sale of a principal residence in an arms-length transaction or, if you are now in the process of selling a principal residence, you may qualify for an exemption from the SRETT. In July 2015, the Michigan […]

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