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Landlord-Tenant Law Update: Eviction by Email!
Evicting a tenant (or getting evicted) has recently been moved into the 21st century in Michigan. Effective August 19, 2015, a landlord may serve a Demand for Possession by email or other electronic means. The tenant must have consented to electronic service in advance in writing and have provided a confirmed email address.
The amended statute is MCL 600.5718(1)(d). Landlords would be wise to update their lease language to permit this option. Tenants would be wise to keep an eye on their spam folder!