Frequently Asked Questions
MONTHLY RENT PAYMENTS
Detroit, Michigan 48224
If depositing cash we ask that your name and rental address is listed somewhere on the deposit form.
Very soon tenants will able to make payments online and using their EBT Cash Benefits
10705 Morang Drive
Detroit, Michigan 48224
Attention: Maintenance/ (Property Address)
*Note whether we can enter the home with a key to do repairs and whether you have any pets that our maintenance staff should be aware of. Please do not call in a request to our office it will not be recorded.
In a non-emergency situation, please allow three days. If you have not heard from our office in five days, please give our office a call.
Each tenant is responsible for their own lawn care maintenance. If lawn maintenance is not done by tenant in a timely manner, Great Lakes Property and Investments, INC will contact our contractors to complete the necessary maintenance and the cost will be billed to the tenant.
There is a pet deposit required when a tenant has a pet. This pet deposit averages approximately $150.00 per animal. A possible increase in your base rent may also be required.
You will be required to complete a questionnaire in regards to your pet prior to acceptance of the animal. Pet shot records must be up to date. Any damage to the property or to the neighbor’s property that is caused by your pets will be the sole responsibility of the tenant.
Answer: A security deposit is a landlord’s way of guaranteeing that he or she will be compensated for any damages that may occur while a tenant is living in the property.
Answer: Yes, a landlord can require a security deposit for each rental unit.
Answer: A security deposit shall not exceed 1 ½ months rent
Answer: You must notify your landlord in writing within four days after you move of a forwarding address where you can be reached and where you will receive mail; otherwise your landlord shall be relieved of sending you an itemized list of damages and the penalties adherent to that failure.
Answer: For the purposes of the Landlord and Tenant Relationship Act and any litigation arising thereunder, the security deposit is considered the lawful property of the tenant until the landlord establishes a right to the deposit or portions thereof as long as the bond provision is fulfilled, the landlord may use this fund for any purposes he desires.
• Reimburse the landlord for actual damages to the rental unit or any ancillary facility that are the direct result of conduct not reasonably expected in the normal course of habitation of a dwelling.
• Pay the landlord for all rent in arrangements under the rental agreement, rent due for premature termination of the rental agreement by the tenant and for utility bills not paid by the tenant.
Answer: In case of damage to the rental unit or other obligation against the security deposit, the landlord shall mail to the tenant, within thirty days after the termination of occupancy, an itemized list of damages claimed for which the security deposit may be used as provided in Lease Agreement, including the estimated cost of repair of each property damaged item and the amounts and basis on which he intends to assess the tenant. The list shall be accompanied by a check or money order for the difference between the damages claimed and the amount of the security deposit held by the landlord and shall not include any damages that were claimed on a previous termination inventory checklist prior to the tenant’s occupancy of the rental unit.
Answer: The tenant shall notify the landlord in writing at the address given under Section 4 of the Landlord and Tenant Relationships Act within four days after termination of his occupancy of an address at which communications pursuant to this act may be received. Failure to comply with this requirement relieves the landlord of the requirement of notice of damages but does not prejudice a tenant’s subsequent claim for the security deposit.