In Michigan, as in most states, the state authority has significantly limited access to public places, stores, restaurants, movie theaters, offices, and other businesses through the issuance of executive orders prohibiting such access. For businesses whose viability depends on the public’s ability to access that business’ physical location, the issuance of such orders has resulted in a loss of useRead more
Category Archives: Adverse Possession
Hirzel Law, PLC has been hired to resolve a boundary dispute between the owners of lots in a platted subdivision and the developer of a proposed 88 unit site condominium in Westland, Michigan. The attorneys at Hirzel Law, PLC have had previous success in representing clients on issues related to adverse possession and acquiescence. The proposed development is on theRead more
In today’s day and age, it is almost unheard of to own a parcel of real estate that is not in some way encumbered by an easement. An easement is an ownership interest in real property that grants the holder of the easement the right to use another’s property for a limited purpose. For example, the overwhelming majority of realRead more
Senate Bill 610 Passes: Is the amendment to MCL 559.167 of the Michigan Condominium Act constitutional?
On June 22, 2016, Governor Snyder signed Senate Bill 610 after it underwent several amendments in both the house and senate. Senate Bill 610 will become effective as of September 21, 2016 and will amend MCL 559.167 to read as follows: Sec. 67. (1) A change in a condominium project shall be reflected in an amendment to the appropriate condominiumRead more
Potential Change in the Law: House Bill 5546 (2016): Adverse Possession Time Restriction Increased to 30 Years
On April 13, 2016, State Representative Pat Somerville introduced House Bill 5546 of 2016, which would modify the Revised Judicature Act of 1961, MCL 600.5801. Later that day, the House Bill was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. Importantly, this major change in the law would increase the statutory period for adverse possession or acquiescence from 15 years toRead more