Landlord Tenant Proceedings

Landlord Tenant Proceedings

Law BooksLandlord Tenant Proceedings are proceedings to recover possession of premises and/or obtain a money judgment. The action must be filed at the District Court where the premises are located. If there is a claim for a money judgment on a landlord tenant case, the District Court has jurisdiction up to $25,000. Corporations must be represented by counsel. Partnerships may not be represented in court by officers, directors, or other employees who are not licensed to practice law in Michigan.

(1)  When filing a landlord/tenant suit against one defendant, you must have the following forms and copies:

  • Notice to Quit, Non-Payment of Rent - DC100a or Termination of Tenancy. Include 3 copies.​
  • Summons Landlord-Tenant/Land Contract -  DC104. Include 1 carbon pack or 5 copies.Three copies must include the "How To Get Legal Help" verbiage that is at the bottom of pages 2 and 3.
  • Complaint, Non-payment of Rent, Landlord Tenant -  DC102a. Include 1 carbon pack or 5 copies.
  • One Addressed Envelope to the defendant with adequate postage.
  • Lease/Rental Agreement. Include 3 copies.
  • Filing Fee Include filing fee as listed 
  • Service of Claim: The Court will provide a court officer for service upon request. Only bonded court officers may execute evictions. You are responsible for all service fees incurred. The court officer will bill you directly ($21 plus mileage).

(2)  When filing a landlord/tenant suit against two defendants, you must have the following forms and copies:

  • Notice to Quit, Non-Payment of Rent - DC100a or Termination of Tenancy. Include 5 copies.
  • Summons, Landlord-Tenant/Land Contract - DC107. Include 2 carbon packs or 7 copies. List both defendants' names on each form.
  • Complaint, Non-payment of Rent, Landlord Tenant - DC 102a. Include 2 carbon packs or 7 copies. List both defendants’ names on each form. Six copies must include the "How To Get Legal Help" verbiage that is at the bottom of pages 2 and 3).
  • Lease/Rental Agreement: 5 copies. Two Addressed Envelopes: 1 for each defendant with adequate postage.
  • Filing Fee Include filing fee as listed 
  • Service of Claim: The court will provide a process server for service upon request. Only bonded court officers may execute evictions. You are responsible for all service fees incurred. The court will bill you directly ($21 plus mileage).