Rental Unit Law and Legal Definition

Generally a rental unit refers to any dwelling unit that is offered for rent, lease or hire or which is rented leased or hired. The precise definition of what constitutes a rental unit may vary from state to state.

In Michigan, MCLS § 554.601 coming under landlord and tenant relationships defines a rental unit as follows:

Sec. 1. As used in this act:

(a) "Rental unit" means a structure or part of a structure used as a home, residence, or sleeping unit by a single person or household unit, or any grounds, or other facilities or area promised for the use of a residential tenant and includes, but without limitation, apartment units, boarding houses, rooming houses, mobile home spaces, and single and 2-family dwellings.