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In Michigan, can a landlord with a signed lease agreement

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In Michigan, can a landlord with a signed lease agreement stating that the utilities are the responsibility of the tenant, and are to be put in tenants name, go to that utility and change the account back to the landlords name while the tenant still occupies the property legally and was not in disconnect?
In this situation, tenant is not delinquent on the lease, and the utility while in arrears, was not in shut off status.
The change was made with no consultation to the tenant, and now additional monthly fees are being requested by the landlord.
Thank you for the help!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note:This is general information and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. By continuing, you confirm that you understand and agree to these terms.

WHY did the landlord do this? There has to be a little back story to this situation. Can you tell me a little more about what has happened?

This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

Hello! Just touching base to see if you still needed an answer and if you could reply to my query. Thanks!