LANSING, Mich. — Great news from Attorney General Dana Nessel for Michigan tenants struggling to pay their rent, but what about landlords still responsible for their mortgage?
Nessel alerts Michigan tenants to an extension of the eviction moratorium from the Centers for Disease Control. The moratorium has been extended through June 30, 2021. This means tenants are protected from eviction, late fees, and utility shutoffs due to non–payment.
Although tenants are currently protected, they should be aware that back rent, along with potential late charges may be collected by landlords once the moratorium is lifted. For landlords who have not leveraged enough funds for a cushion, they are still obligated to their mortgage even though payments are not coming in.
For more information on the CDC eviction moratorium, you can visit their website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/covid-eviction-declaration.html