The City of Dearborn cannot provide legal assistance in dealing with landlord/tenant issues.
Landlords and tenants should have a rental contract and know their rights and responsibilities. The Landlord Tenant Handbook is provided as a resource for dealing with legal issues related to renting a home.
The Dearborn 19th District Court's jurisdiction includes resolving landlord/tenant disputes (non-payment of rent or eviction cases) or mortgage forfeitures where damages claimed are less than $25,000.
Legal action may be initiated by obtaining and completing forms available in the court's Civil Division and payment of appropriate filing fees.
Among forms available are those covering:
- Non-payment of rent
- Termination of tenancy
- Demand for possession
- Order of eviction
- Tenant injury to premises
- Land contract forfeiture