If you are using a private lease and your rental property is located in Ann Arbor, you should ensure that each of these clauses is included. The clauses should appear in your lease with the wording, type size and font weight dictated by the relevant statute or ordinance. However, in the event of a discrepancy, please contact the information source for clarification. If your property is located in another city or township, please check with that housing department to verify required lease clauses.
Michigan Security Deposit Act Notice
This clause must be typed in boldface 12 point font as displayed. Required by MCL 554.603.
You must notify your landlord in writing within 4 days after you move of a forwarding address where you can be reached and where you will receive mail; otherwise your landlord shall be relieved of sending you an itemized list of damages and the penalties adherent to that failure.
Michigan Truth in Renting Act Notice
This clause must be typed in 12 point font as displayed. Required by MCL 554.634.
NOTICE: Michigan law establishes rights and obligations for parties to rental agreements. This agreement is required to comply with the Truth in Renting Act. If you have a question about the interpretation or legality of a provision of this agreement, you may want to seek assistance from a lawyer or other qualified person.
City of Ann Arbor Truth in Renting
This clause must be typed in boldface 11 point font or larger. It should also be displayed in a solid black box as shown. Required by City Charter 19.4 (pages 69-71).
Ann Arbor Privacy Ordinance*
This clause must be typed in boldface size 14 point font as displayed. Required by City Code Chapter 105, 8:529.
NOTICE: YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY IN YOUR RENTAL HOME. CITY LAW ESTABLISHES GUIDELINES THAT THE OWNER AND HER/HIS AGENTS MUST FOLLOW BEFORE ENTERING YOUR HOME. YOU MAY INITIATE ADDITIONAL ENTRY RESTRICTIONS BY GIVING WRITTEN NOTICE TO YOUR LANDLORD. COPIES OF THESE GUIDELINES (HOUSING CODE 8:529) ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT, CITY HALL, 100 N. FIFTH AVE.
Ann Arbor Rights and Duties of Tenants*
This clause must be typed in boldface size 12 point font as displayed. Required by City Code Chapter 105, 8:526.
City ordinance requires landlord to furnish to tenant prior to executing lease a copy of Rights and Duties of Tenants. Tenant’s signature acknowledges receipt of booklet.
NOTE: These clauses are not required for properties outside the City of Ann Arbor.