The Michigan emergency financial manager (EFM) law and real property - what we're not yet being told by the media
If you own real estate in Michigan (or any Northwest Ordinance state - MI, WI, OH, IN, IL, MO, etc.), pull out your deed or mortgage, and read the legal description of the land. You'll see it's described in terms of sections of ranges and TOWNSHIPS. Those are "land" or "legal" townships. The Township of Benton Harbor, which recently made the news as the first area in Michigan where an EFM essentially rendered all of the elected officials powerless (also a new power), is a "political" township.
If a "land" or "legal" township is disincorporated, the survey plats that determine where the metes and boundaries listed on your property's legal description are located get invalidated, and your deed now describes...nothing.
Also, the EFMs are now empowered to tear up ANY contract - not just collective bargaining or other employment contracts. Deeds and mortgages are contracts.
So, they can seize your land, and you can't prove that you own it, because they can rip up your deed and mortgage, and even with the deed/mortgage, the survey plats on which the legal description is based are invalid. So much for an eminent domain claim to at least get paid for the seizure.