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Are you under a fixed term lease or are you month to month?
Ok, thank you for that information. Unfortunately, in MI, either party can terminate a month to month tenancy with a written one month notice specifying the date on which the tenancy will end. Mich. Comp. Laws § 554.134
There is no requirement for either party to give a reason for the termination and even if you have been the best tenant ever, they can still terminate if they do so with proper notice.
However if you didn't move out by the end of the notice period, the landlord would have to pursue a formal eviction action in court against you and get a judgment to force you to vacate. That takes about 3-4 weeks extra depending on the court's and sheriff's schedules.
I am very sorry that I don’t have better news, but please understand that I do have an ethical and professional obligation to provide customers with legally correct answers based on my knowledge and experience, even when I know the answer doesn’t make the customer happy...
You are very welcome. And yes, if you just stall and delay moving out, that should give you enough time to get moved before it got to court and then the landlord wouldn't have any reason to continue pursuing this..
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