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Michigan landlords may soon send eviction notices via email

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In the future, Michiganders behind in their rent payments may get an email eviction notice.

Currently, initial eviction notices are sent by first class mail. But a bill before the state House Judiciary committee would allow landlords use electronic mail instead.

Jeff Scott is with the Detroit Metropolitan Apartment Association.  He says most communication landlords have with renters comes via email. 

Scott says renters often move out before the eviction notice comes and often fail to forward their mail.

He says an email eviction is more likely to reach them. 

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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