Michigan allows contractors, subcontractors, laborers, material suppliers and design professions who provide an improvement to real property to record a construction lien on that property if they are not paid. As such, it is critical to understand the basic provisions in the Michigan Construction Lien
The Michigan Land Division Act, MCL 560.101 et seq., which was enacted on January 1, 1968, sets forth the requirements for altering property boundaries in Michigan. The Michigan Land Division Act governs the process of splitting or dividing a single parcel of land into multiple
Earlier this year, Joe Wloszek published a blog on adverse possession in Michigan and explained the elements that a party claiming ownership to property legally “owned by another” must show to obtain title to that other property. As that article explains, for a party to
In Michigan, property line disputes amongst neighbors can be contentious and cause lasting enmity. However, parties to a boundary dispute often aggressively protect their property rights and each respective side can genuinely believe that the land in dispute is theirs. Thus, two related doctrines emerge
From a legal perspective, the basic requirements that a commercial lease must contain are as follows: an identification of the parties to the lease, the legal description and identification of which portion of the property is being leased, the rental amount, and the lease term.
In Michigan, after a purchase agreement for real property is signed by the buyer and the seller, often there is a due diligence period prior to closing. During this interval time period, either the buyer or the seller can develop 'cold feet' and may wish to terminate the purchase agreement