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Michigan Real estate law update: House Passes “Notice to Evict by E-mail” Bill

Happy March Madness Friday!

Yesterday House Bill 4038 allowing eviction notices to be sent to residential tenants by e-mail passed the Michigan House.

Now on to the Senate.

You can check out the latest Legislative Analysis here

The Passed Bill looks a bit more complicated (as anticipated) than the original bill that was proposed back earlier this month. See here

What’s Different:

The substituted bill included detailed definition of “document” “electronic service” “electronic service address”

It also provides clarity to tenants – they cannot be penalized for “opting out” of notification by e-mail.

Tenants may want to consider this, assuming the bill becomes law.

Lots of Public Attention:

I also find it interesting that this topic received a lot of attention – just look at the different sectors of the real estate industry that weighed in:

  • A representative of the Property Management Association of Michigan testified in support of the bill. (3-3-15)
  • The Michigan Judges Association submitted written testimony in support of the bill. (3-2-15)
  • The Rental Property Owners Association of Michigan indicated support for the bill. (3-3-15)
  • The Apartment Association of Michigan indicated support for the bill. (3-3-15)
  • Princeton Enterprises indicated support for the bill. (3-3-15)
  • A representative of the Michigan Poverty Law Program testified that the entity is neutral on the H-2 Substitute. (3-3-15)
  • A representative of the Michigan Process Servers Alliance submitted written testimony opposing the bill. (3-3-15) Leg

Questions? Comments?

e-mail: Jeshua@dwlawpc.com

http://www.dwlawpc.com

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