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On Behalf of | Apr 23, 2020 | COVID-19 Support Center |


By: Shane F. Diehl, Esq.

We had previously written and informed you that Governor Whitmer had issued several Executive Orders, including Executive Order 2020-19, which suspended rental evictions through April 17, 2020.

On Friday, April 17, 2020, Governor Whitmer rescinded that Executive Order and replaced it with Executive Order 2020-54, which extends all of the dates in the original Executive Order from April 17, 2020 to May 15, 2020.  As such, landlords cannot take action to remove a tenant from their property until the Order expires.  Further, until 30 days after the restrictions on eviction provided by sections I through 6 of the order, any statutory limits on the court to adjourn any proceedings, toll any redemption periods or limitations periods, or extend any deadlines are suspended.

We suspect that this may not be the final extension on this moratorium.  We recommend that you check back with this blog on a periodic basis for any further updates.

If you have any questions with regard to how the governor’s Executive Order 2020-54 affects your landlord-tenant relationship, please do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.  Our experienced attorneys are available to assist you through this process during these unique times.

Shane F. Diehl is a senior associate attorney with the Firm and has been with the Firm since 2008.  He has over 26 years of experience in representing condominium, subdivision and co-operative associations in Southeast Michigan and has represented hundreds of such associations in addressing all aspects of community association representation.  In addition, Mr. Diehl has 10 years of experience in the banking industry and is a former instructor for the American Institute of Banking.  He also has extensive experience in estate planning, and has served as an officer, trustee and member of numerous non-profit and civic organizations, including the Four County Community Foundation and the Armada Village Planning Commission. Mr. Diehl resides in Armada, Michigan and works from our Macomb County office in Mt. Clemens.

Mr. Diehl holds an Associate in Arts Degree from Ferris State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Toledo, Ohio.  He earned his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1989.  He is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan since 1990, and is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.

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