Are you a landlord do you have tenants who just won’t leave? These “holdover” tenants are at best a nuisance, and at worst depending on your actions could impose a legal obligation to you. Once their lease has expired, if they continue to stay you can treat then as tenants for a new term of the lease, or you can pursue eviction. However, you must choose one remedy and the election of one bars the other. Once you have accepted a rent check for the new term, they are your tenants and you cannot evict them. If you have not yet accepted the new rent, we can work with you to protect you as you move to reclaim your rightful property from holdover tenants. If you have already accepted the rent we can work to negotiate a settlement with the tenants to establish a new (shorter) lease period, or get them out of the house sooner rather than later. Regardless of where you are in the process an experienced attorney can protect your rights.
The experienced attorneys of Garmo & Kiste, PLC can represent you in these matters to secure your financial security and ensure you are not unknowingly waiving rights. In protecting your business for the future, our experienced attorneys can draft a new lease that protects against holdover tenancy. Your tenants may even have to pay a higher rent if they overstay their welcome.
Need a Holdover Tenants Real Estate Attorney? To retain Garmo & Kiste, PLC, for assistance in these matters call us at (248) 398-7100 for a free consultation or contact us with a private message. We are experienced Michigan attorneys with offices in Troy, MI.