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If a tenant move out and doesnt return the key how long do

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If a tenant move out and doesn't return the key how long do I have to wait before I can reenter the property as an empty apartment?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 8 years ago.
Under MI's landlord tenant law, there is no provision for abandonment of the premises, so if the lease is still valid and the tenant has not paid rent and has moved from the premises, you would still need to go to court to seek an order granting you possession of the premises, meaning you would have to try to give notice to the tenant if you know where to find them and if not you would need to seek to do a notice by publication and then the court would have to grant you an order of possession of the premises. SEE:

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