New Michigan law will allow electronic eviction notices

Lansing — Michigan landlords could send eviction notices to tenants through email or social media under legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.

Snyder signed the bill Thursday that requires consent from tenants for electronic notices. Landlords can’t refuse leases to people who do not consent to electronic notices.

Snyder also signed two bills that allow people who aren’t licensed elevator contractors to install residential stairway lifts if they’re certified by the manufacturer. The bills also remove certain regulations on residential lifts that were written for commercial versions.

Snyder says the new laws will expand the pool of contractors who can install residential stair lifts, which will ease the burden on Michigan residents.