Michigan Rental Application Form
Rental Application Fee
Michigan does not have a law that puts a limit or indicates a maximum amount on the rental application fee that a landlord can ask from applicants when the form is submitted. The fee is also considered non-refundable.
Landlords are advised not to charge exorbitant amounts from prospective tenants and to only charge fees that cover the cost of background checks.
After a lease agreement is signed, the tenant is expected to pay a security deposit to the landlord. The Michigan law regarding security deposits states that a landlord may not charge more than one and a half months’ rent for the security deposit. Landlords are also required to provide receipts for the deposits and to disclose the name and location of the account where the deposits are being held (MI Comp L § 554.602).