Tenant Payment Performance Update v2024-04


Tenant Payment Performance Update v2024-04

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We’re not having many issues with evictions in the suburban cities of Metro Detroit. The courts in these cities are pretty much back to normal and most tenants have also figured this out.

In March, we were able to recover possession of 5 Detroit properties from nonpaying tenants, so evictions are happening!

Detroit’s 36th District Court is still taking on average 4-6 weeks longer than standard to process a case.

We’re still dealing with Legal Aid attorneys trying to legally “extort” Conditional Dismissals for their tenant clients using the threat of jury trials. Jury trials may take 6+ months to resolve, allowing nonpaying tenants to stay longer. The Conditional Dismissals offer quicker property recovery but avoid an eviction being entered against a tenantSo, no eviction shows up on a background check of these tenants.

Judges in the 36th District Court are also being very lenient with squatters. We had a case where the squatter never showed up for ANY court hearings. We got to the Writ stage when the judge dismissed the case stating we did not have enough evidence to show there was a squatter in the property.

For clients that won’t let us pursue Certificates or Compliance (CoC) for their property(s), Legal Aid attorneys are also getting judges to adjourn eviction cases until repairs are made. Additionally, Legal Aid trend. Legal Aid is helping tenants sue landlords if the rental home doesn’t have the required CoC. In these cases, tenants claim the properties are not in habitable condition and that they’ve experienced health issues. They sue for a refund of all rent paid, forgiveness of all rent owed, and damages. Unfortunately, some eviction judges will see the lawsuit case in circuit court and will adjourn the eviction case until the lawsuit case is resolved. So, tenants get to stay longer without paying. We highly recommend allowing us to get your property(s) certified with the City of Detroit to avoid this tactic.

RENT PAYMENT TRENDS 30-60-90+ Days Behind Update

The number of tenants paying their rent on time continues to increase!

Macomb County Tenant Performance

The number of tenants paying Full Rent flatline in April, but the number paying zero rent dropped to ZERO! We had a few tenants who ran into tough times and approached us for Payment Plans, which we were able to execute.

Oakland County Tenant Performance

Oakland County tenant payments continue to improve and nonpayers dropped to ZERO!

Wayne County Tenant Performance

After a slightly negative result in March, we saw a slight improvement in tenants paying full rent in April. We also saw corresponding drops in tenants paying partial or zero rent. So, overall positive news!


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