Landlord/Tenant Forms

 

The Rental Lease and Checklist

 

The lease form is on the left side of this screen.  Click on it.  These are the happy days when you get a new tenant who promises to pay rent, on-time.

 

If you would like David R. Justian, Attorney at Law, to help you with filling out these forms the charge for legal services is $50.00 at each step.  Call him at 231/343-5678.


Eviction-Step One

 

You must start the process as soon as possible if your tenant does not pay the rent. Wait a couple of days after you should have received the rent and then serve a 7 Day Notice (the notice is found at the left side of this screen).  "It's only a formality, but its the policy" you say.  If you don't get the rent within 7 days go to Eviction-Step Two, the Lawsuit.  For the proper form click on Eviction-Step One on the left side of this screen.

 

Eviction-Step Two 

 

This is where you fill out the Summons and Complaint, attach a lease, if the person in your rental unit is under a lease.  Also, attach a copy of the 7 Day Notice with your Proof of Service.  This is all explained in detail.  Just click the Eviction-Step Two tab at the left side of this screen. For the proper form click on Eviction-Step Two on the left side of this screen.

 

Eviction-Step Three

 

You've decided to sue the renter because they are'nt paying you your money and you need to get someone into the unit who can, and will, pay the rent when due.  This step in the eviction process takes place, usually, out in the hall way.  However, sometimes you can find yourself in front of the judge arguing with the tenant.  After it is all said and done, the judge usually gives you a judgment of possession.  That still doesn't get you into your unit however unless the tenant leaves voluntarily.  If not, go to Step Four.  For the proper form click on Eviction-Step Three on the left side of this screen.

 

Eviction-Step Four

 

On your judgment of possession the  judge put a date by which the tenant must be out of the rental unit.   If the tenant is not out by that date you prepare an Order of Eviction and bring to the district court clerk who will obtain the judge's signature.  You then give the Order of Eviction to the process server who will evict the tenant.  The process rarely goes this far so don't lose any sleep over having to do this.  Most of the time the tenant doesn't even show up at court and you get a 'default' judgment and the tenant moves out quickly.  Most of the time.  Again, the Order of Eviction is found on the tab of that name at Step Four, on the left side of this screen.  For the proper form click on Eviction-Step Four on the left side of this screen.