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Senate Dems eye giving Michigan renters right to form unions, deduct repairs from rent

By Clara Hendrickson & Arpan Lobo

Renters in Michigan could organize tenant unions and deduct the cost of repairs they make from their rent under bills Democrats in the Michigan Senate introduced this week. The so-called "Tenant Empowerment Package" would also require renters to receive advance notice of any rent increases before the end of their lease to give them enough time to plan for a hike.


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