Renter Information & Links

When renting a home, it helps to be prepared: understanding your rights, responsibilities, and rental costs will help save time and money later on. Following are some helpful links with information on legal issues, security deposits, leases, and more.

  • Renter's Rights: Legal Services of Northern Michigan provides information for Michigan residents on renter's rights and responsibilities, evictions, utility shut-offs, property maintenance, and security deposits.
  • Leelanau REACH  provides some useful information on security deposits, rights and responsibilities, what to consider before selecting a rental home or apartment, inspecting a rental beforehand, and what to look for in the lease.
  • offers tips on all steps in the rental process, including leases, renters insurance, security deposits, credit repair, saving money, renting with pets, and moving.