Tenant Payment Performance Update v2024-05


Tenant Payment Performance Update v2024-05

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

Despite the delays, we were able to recover possession of 5 Detroit properties in May, getting rid of nonpaying tenants.

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.

Legal Aid is also helping squatters sue landlords claiming the squatters inherited the property and the squatter is the legal homeowner. It is absurd that a squatter who does not have any right to live in the home is suing claiming they are the legal owner. Unfortunately, some eviction judges will see the lawsuit case in circuit court and will adjourn the eviction case until the lawsuit case is resolved.

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

Pretty much no change from last month, but we’re still at a 2-year high.

Macomb County Tenant Performance

We had a slight decrease in the number of tenants paying full rent, but they did pay partial rent. We have started the eviction process against these tenants while trying to work out a Payment Plan.

Oakland County Tenant Performance

The positive trend since January continued with the best performance in 2 years! Tenants paying Zero Rent – dropped to ZERO!

Wayne County Tenant Performance

Pretty much no changes, but we’re still at a 2-year high.

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