“GOVERNOR SUSPENDS RENTAL EVICTIONS”
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On Friday, April 17, 2020, Governor Whitmer rescinded that Executive Order and replaced it with Executive Order 2020-54, which extends all of the dates in the original Executive Order from April 17, 2020 to May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.