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Michigan Real Estate Law Update: Proposed House Bill to Allow Tenant’s Waiver of Trial By Jury.

A Michigan House Bill was proposed last week that would allow a landlord in a residential lease to include a waiver of a trial by jury. You can see the proposed bill here

This proposed amendment would revise a portion of Michigan’s Truth in Renting Act, which only applies to residential landlord tenant rental agreements.

Allowing the waiver would certainly serve the interests of landlords/property managers, as well as the efficiency of court resources. As lawyers are well aware, a bench trial, particularly in residential landlord/tenant dispute, can be tried much more efficiently than a trial by jury.

The bill has been referred to the judiciary committee. It will be interesting to see if it comes out intact.

Questions? Comments? 

Jeshua@dwlawpc.com

http://www.dwlawpc.com

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