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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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Tenants and Bankruptcy: Chapter 13 Delinquencies, Part One

One of the toughest challenges for a landlord might be when a tenant files a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. Oftentimes, this type of bankruptcy can result in an ongoing delinquency that can last up to five years – a daunting prospect for a landlord’s bottom line. The automatic bankruptcy stay, which prohibits a landlord from attempting […]

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2019 Year-End Report

INDUSTRY NEWS Michigan Proposal 1: As we noted last year, Proposal 1 passed in the fall of 2018 which permits the recreational use of marijuana throughout the state. The sale of marijuana recently took effect on December 1st, so properties may run across more tenants seeking to use marijuana regularly. Our blog earlier this year […]

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The Current State of Criminal Screening

Ardent readers of the Paletz Law blog know that landlords need to be compliant with the Fair Housing Act[1], which prohibits discrimination against race, color, religion, national origin, sex, familial status, and disability. Also, states and local municipalities may have additional protected classes, such as age and marital status in Michigan and military status and […]

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