July 24, 2019

Tenant and Landlord Responsibilities

A short list of what is expected of the tenant and landlord

Tenant Responsibilites

In accordance with the signed lease, a tenant agrees to the following responsibilities:


  • Pay rent on time
  • Keep the rental property in a safe and sanitary condition
  • Promptly notify the landlord of maintenance problems
  • Exterminate insects that appear if they were not there when the tenant moved in
  • Leave the rental property in good condition—reasonable wear and tear excepted.

Landlord Responsibilites

A landlord agrees to keep the rental property and common areas:

  • Fit for the use intended by the parties
  • In reasonable repair during the term of the lease
  • In compliance with the health and safety laws (MCL 554.139)

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