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Former Property Owners have a Right to the Surplus Proceeds from Tax Foreclosure Sales 

Dec 1, 2020

Introduction  Owners who lost property in a tax foreclosure may be entitled to compensation if the county auctioned the property for more than the tax owed. The Michigan Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Rafaeli, LLC v Oakland County, No. 156849, WL 4037642 (Mich. July … Read more

Protecting and Cleaning Up Your Property Interest: An Overview of Quiet Title Actions

Nov 23, 2020

Introduction  If there is something wrong with or complicated about the title to your real estate or the real estate you’re about to purchase, then a quiet title action may be necessary.  As explained below, a quiet title action is … Read more


Nov 6, 2020

MICHIGAN ZONING ENABLING ACT Act 110 of 2006 AN ACT to codify the laws regarding local units of government regulating the development and use of land; to provide for the adoption of zoning ordinances; to provide for the establishment in … Read more

Michigan Seller’s Disclosure Act: What You Need to Know When Buying or Selling a House

Oct 22, 2020

Introduction Buying and selling a house can be one of the most important events of your life and for many people will be the largest financial transactions they ever participate in . Buyers and sellers should have a basic understanding … Read more

Where Can I Walk on the Beach in Michigan?

Oct 19, 2020

Have you ever reached the end of a public beach and wondered if you could keep walking?  Michigan is surrounded by the beautiful Great Lakes, their beaches attract millions of people each year. But lakefront property in Michigan is largely … Read more

Michigan Summer Resort Owners Act

Oct 19, 2020

INCORPORATION OF SUMMER RESORT OWNERS Act 137 of 1929   AN ACT to authorize the formation of corporations by summer resort owners; to authorize the purchase, improvement, sale, and lease of lands; to authorize the exercise of certain police powers … Read more


Oct 19, 2020

NONPROFIT CORPORATION ACT Act 162 of 1982 AN ACT to revise, consolidate, and classify the laws relating to the organization and regulation of certain nonprofit corporations; to prescribe their duties, rights, powers, immunities, and liabilities; to provide for the authorization … Read more

Michigan Land Division Act

Oct 14, 2020

LAND DIVISION ACT Act 288 of 1967 AN ACT to regulate the division of land; to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare; to further the orderly layout and use of land; to require that the land be suitable … Read more

Michigan Condominium Act Rules

Oct 14, 2020

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORYAFFAIRS DIRECTOR’S OFFICECONDOMINIUMS MICHIGAN CONDOMINIUM ACT RULES (By authority conferred on the department of licensing and regulatory affairs by section 142 of 1978 PA 59, MCL 559.242, and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 1996-2, 2003-1, 2008-4 and … Read more

Commercial Real Estate Broker’s Lien Act

Oct 8, 2020

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE BROKER’S LIEN ACTAct 201 of 2010 AN ACT to create a lien against real property for unpaid commercial real estate broker’s commissions and services; and to provide remedies. History: 2010, Act 201, Imd. Eff. Oct. 5, 2010. … Read more