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LANDLORD TENANT LEGAL COUNSELING

UCHC provides free legal representation for low-income tenants in landlord-tenant court cases. We are proud to go above and beyond providing legal advice, representing many of our clients in Non-Payment, Termination of Tenancy and Health Hazard cases. Our seasoned attorneys work hard to help our clients navigate the complex legal system as well as fight to ensure their rights are being upheld. 


Walk-In Counseling

Walk-in intake begins at 7:00 a.m. on Thursdays. Advice and representation are available to qualifying individuals with a pending eviction case or other landlord tenant problem. Intake is limited to the first 15 people. Individuals with a judgement or a court date for an eviction can call or come in any time. Please bring any court documents, lease agreements, receipts for payments, and your identification with you.


Tenant Housing Clinic

Monday, Wednesday & Friday Mornings at the 36th District Court, Room 417 

Tenants with residential eviction cases scheduled that morning can seek legal representation from attorneys at the Tenant Housing Clinic on a first-come-first-served basis, depending upon financial eligibility. Tenants must check in at their courtroom first and tell the Court officer that they are going to Room 417 to seek legal assistance.  

If your case is not scheduled for the day you come to the clinic, please know that we will take cases scheduled for hearings on the particular day first.  Others may be asked to come to walk-in intake at our office (see above).   

Documents to bring with you to Court:
  1. Complaint, Summons, Notice to Quit or Demand for Possession and any other court papers received. 
  2. Lease, Land Contract or other documents setting forth the agreement to rent.  If Section 8, bring recertification documents that indicate tenant’s monthly payment amount, move out packet or any other documents from Section 8 concerning the current property.
  3. Receipts for rent (including money order stubs or bank deposit receipts).
  4. Receipts for any repairs made.
  5. Correction Order from City of Detroit Building and Safety Division if have one.
  6. Photos of any repair issues, printed out as paper photographs. 
  7. Utility bills and receipts for payments if they are part of the case.
  8. Any other papers concerning the property.

A photo of our LLT intake form.