I have lived in my apartment for 3 months and just received my mailbox keys only to find two notices. One was for failing to pay rent and another was a notice to quit for illegal occupant/ non compliance of child support documentation. I have no one living here with me and I have filled for child support ( I live in Michigan) through DHS and have received nothing yet from friend of the court about child support. DHS told me they handle child support. It says I am supposed to be out in 3 days but like I said I didn't even get my keys until 2 days ago. My rent is all payed up now and I am confused on what to do.
A Notice to Quit is simply a required notice under due process that the landlord wants you to move out. It is NOT the same as an Order of Eviction which is signed by a judge and is enforceable. If your rent is truly paid up and you believe the landlord has no justifiable reason to evict you, then you can simply ignore the notice to quit and wait for the landlord to file summary proceedings (essentially, a lawsuit) seeking an Order of Eviction. You will get notice of a hearing date at the court at which time you will be able to present your argument and evidnce to the judge. Here is a link to "Tenants and Landlords: A Practical Guide" that should be very helpful to you: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/publications/tenantlandlord.pdf
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