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Attention Landlords: Do Not Let Your Lease Let You Down!

12.05.2017 by Law Firm of Seglund Gabe Pawlak & Groth in Legal Updates, Real Estate Law

It is not uncommon for most landlords to download leases for their rental property from the internet without first consulting an attorney.  Often these leases do not provide the protection a landlord needs to protect their investment. When a landlord begins to evict a tenant it is imperative that the lease provide a clear and […]

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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 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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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 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 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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When there are competing purchase money mortgages, priority is determined by which mortgage was recorded first.

05.05.2016 by Law Firm of Seglund Gabe Pawlak & Groth in Legal Updates, Real Estate Law

In JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. v Bayle, et al, COA Docket No. 32544, (April 26, 2016)(unpublished), the Court was faced with a case of first impression under Michigan law involving two competing purchase money mortgages.  The Court ultimately held that when there are competing purchase money mortgages, priority is determined by which mortgage was recorded […]

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Rent to Own Real Estate

13.04.2016 by Law Firm of Seglund Gabe Pawlak & Groth in Legal Updates, Real Estate Law

Rent to Own Real Estate If you’ve driven around the Metro Detroit area lately, there is a good chance that you’ve seen a roadside “Rent to Own” sign for real estate. This is another name for a “Lease to Own” agreement.  Before you seriously consider this type of arrangement to sell or acquire real estate, […]

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