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Posted by Ken on December 19, 2000 at 02:44:21:

In Reply to: Our landlord says we can't stay when our child is born. posted by Jeff on December 19, 2000 at 00:25:17:

I don't know the specific laws of Michigan, but I'd say chances are slim that you'll be able to renew your lease. I guess you're experiencing the trade offs of living in a "nice apartment" that is "significantly cheaper than anything else this nice in the neighborhood." The owner doesn't want children, he told you he doesn't want children before you rented, and since there are no other children in the building, don't count on other tenants to help you out. Probably many of them prefer living in an "adult" building just like your landlord, legal and other issues aside.

In short, you're going to have to leave after your lease expires. You can be evicted quite easily after that, and the LL need not accept your rent.

I suggest you look for a professionally managed building. Buildings run by a large corporation are unlikely to discriminate and typically are more "up to date" in their policies and procedures and amenities than building run by a small scale landlord. Of course you'd expect to pay market rent at such a building. So why not look into buying your own place as well?

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