Month to month lease 7 day notice

I have not paid rent in 3.5 months due
to other problems and I am possibly
facing a 7 day notice. Do I have to
leave after the 7 days or not?

Asked on April 6, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Michigan


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

If you don't leave after the 7 days, then the landlord can file an eviction  action (lawsuit) in court. It is an expedited or summary action, which means it will typically be heard in 2 or so weeks (instead of the months legal actions generally take). After that action, a writ or warrant will be issued to a constable or the sheriff to remove you in another very few days. So you are probably talking about having to leave 2 - 3 weeks after the end of the 7 day period.

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