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Governor Whitmer and Supreme Court Push Family-owned Landlords into a Financial Abyss

An abridged version of this article was featured in the Detroit News on June 19, 2020 and can be read here.  The government overreach of the COVID-19 crisis continues to plague Michigan businesses. Governor Whitmer keeps extending the moratorium on residential evictions (now through July 15) with the stated intention of protecting renters struggling from […]

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Landlords Caught in the COVID-19 Crossfire

In our continuing efforts to provide a voice on behalf of our property owner clients and their rights during the COVID-19 pandemic, CEO Matthew I. Paletz was published in Crain’s Detroit Business to express the need for the State of MI to refrain from further action that would infringe upon the rights of landlords. The original publication can be […]

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CEO Matthew I. Paletz Interviewed on WDET Radio

Stephen Henderson from Detroit’s local NPR affiliate, WDET Radio 101.9 FM, interviewed Matt on his show “Detroit Today”. Stephen and Matt discussed the Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent federal and state orders that are impacting landlords. Paletz Law · Matt Paletz On WDET 5.20.20

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CEO Matthew I. Paletz Interviewed by Detroit Free Press

As Michigan Governor Whitmer’s moratorium on nonpayment legal remedies for landlords continues to be extended, the perspective of the landlord is now (finally) being reported on. Matt provided some commentary to the Free Press to advocate opening up the courts to landlord-tenant cases. Here is a link to the full article.

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CEO Matthew I. Paletz Interviewed by WWJ 950

Paletz Law’s CEO, Matthew I. Paletz, was interviewed by WWJ Newsradio 950 to advocate for the rights of landlords and property owners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Landlords have been unfairly marginalized on a statewide and national level recently, and the interview addresses several points of emphasis on property owners’ behalf. Paletz Law · MATTHEW PALETZ FULL […]

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Collecting Rent During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on our society, landlords across the country are doing their part to work with their tenants while both parties struggle with economic hardship and financial uncertainty. It is during these turbulent times that we need to continue communicating with one another to find satisfactory solutions while understanding that the […]

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COVID-19: Resources for Housing Providers

These are truly unprecedented times. There is so much uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic and so many questions being asked by housing providers. These range from tenant outreach plans and future payment strategies to status of lender forbearances and employment considerations. Consolidation of legal to ensure clear dissemination of information is paramount. Now more than […]

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HUD Issues New Guidance on Requests for Assistance Animals

On January 28, 2020 the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued new guidelines on requests for assistance animals and how they relate to the obligations of housing providers.[1] These are intended to replace the 2013 guidelines. These types of requests are known as “reasonable accommodations” and are made by tenants who state they […]

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