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Repair and maintenance problems range from things that are merely annoying to things that pose an immediate threat to health and safety. Both the landlord and the tenant have some responsibility for maintenance. Learn who's responsible for what and what to do if your landlord fails to make necessary repairs. (Pages 26 to 28 in A Practical Guide for Tenants and Landlords (PDF), published by the Michigan State University College of Law Housing Clinic.)
There are not any specific laws about mold in Michigan, but there are other laws that may help you. If you rent your home or apartment, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has this fact sheet (PDF) that will help you find the best way to solve your mold problem.
Bed bugs are small, flat insects that feed on the blood of people and animals when they sleep. Bed bugs are experts at hiding and are usually transported from place to place as people travel. Bed bugs are not a sign of a dirty home or poor personal hygiene. Bed bugs are not known to spread disease, but can be an annoyance because their presence may cause itching and loss of sleep.
If you think you may have bed bugs, it's very important to do a thorough inspection, and to begin treatment as soon as possible. Learn more about bed bugs.