On March 13, 2020, the 36th District Court issued a moratorium on evictions. On March 24, 2020, the Court expanded the moratorium to include areas outlined in Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-19 (Executive Order), which was issued on March 20, 2020.
In recent days, the Court has received questions which suggest there is confusion on whether a tenant’s obligation to pay rent was eliminated or suspended by the Governor’s Executive Order.
To be clear, a tenant’s obligation to pay rent remains unchanged. Tenants are still obligated to pay rent under a lease. A landlord may not, however, physically deliver a demand for payment of rent during this time.
The temporary suspension of evictions will continue until April 17, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.