36th District Court Extends Moratorium on Evictions Due to COVID-19

May 22, 2020

While the 36th District Court previously issued a moratorium on evictions on March 13, 2020, the Court has now extended the moratorium to coincide with Governor Gretchen Whitmer's"Stay Home, Stay Safe" Order.

The temporary suspension regarding evictions will continue through June 12, 2020. During this time, it is prohibited for any person to enter a residential property to remove or exclude a tenant from the premises, except when the tenant poses a substantial risk to another person or an imminent risk to property. Furthermore, while a tenant still has an obligation to pay rent under a lease, a landlord may not personally serve a demand for payment of rent during this time.