February 21st, 2011 8:13 AM by Eileen Denhard
With the help of McClelland & Anderson, we are taking the most recently asked questions from our legal hotline and putting them in our blog. We will be featuring a different question each post.
QUESTION: I have a rental house that I have recently rented to someone who has physical disabilities. The tenant wants me to install rails in a number of areas within the house at my expense. Must I do this? ANSWER: If a person has a disability, a landlord may not refuse to let him or her make reasonable modifications to the rental unit; however, the landlord can require the disabled tenant to pay for the modifications and to restore the property to its original condition at the termination of the lease.
Michigan Association of Realtors.