Homeowners beware. Do you have rental property? Do you have a bonafide lease? Does your tenant owe you delinquent rent? Do you have damage to your property? Will your lease stand up in court? Can your local authorities act on your behalf? Sorry, the answer is no to all of the above.
What authority does your county and state have to abolish your rights as a homeowner?
After many losses incurred by a renter, we must abide by regulations set by the county. In giving a 60-day notice that new rent will not be honored, or a five-day notice for removal from premises, a homeowner must go one step further.
On behalf of all property owners, please add a new paragraph to the lease to protect the homeowner.
The new statement would read:
"I, John Doe, do hereby swear that I will uphold the contents of this lease, and I will voluntarily move from said property when the lease has expired, or at such time that I have violated the lease or have caused damage to the property".
-- Bruce A. Ross, Lansing