RENTERS

How can tax foreclosure affect renters?

If your landlord has back property taxes or if they have failed to pay the mortgage, your rental home can be foreclosed — leaving you without a home. It's important to be aware of your home's property tax status, which can be found here.

 

Home ownership is within your reach.

Are you tired of renting, but never thought you could own a home? Home ownership is within your reach. The Ingham County Land Bank and Treasurer's Tax Auction can make home ownership a reality.

 

Renters have rights.

Did you know, under Michigan landlord-tenant laws, a landlord may charge a tenant no more than the equivalent of one and one-half months' rent for the security deposit? Or that as a tenant, you are legally entitled to rental property that meets basic structural, health and safety standards, and you have the right to withhold rent until repairs are made? As a renter, it's important to know your rights. For a breakdown of renter's rights, click here for a complete tenant's guide.