San Antonio, TX asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona

Q: I am a landlord who owns a duplex. The tenants of this duplex can not get along and are bringing me into their petty

feud. Can I request mediation to settle their differences?

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Leonard Sominsky
Leonard Sominsky
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: The answer really depends on the nature and subject matter of the feud. however, your obligations to your tenants are limited to your written lease agreement and the safety of the duplex. If you have provisions in the lease about common area maintenance or noise or pets and if the dispute is about those things than you should enforce the provisions of the lease that deal with those violations. This could mean an written notice and possible eviction. Otherwise I would stay out of it, and if the Tenants need other help, they should call the police or sue each other in small claims court. Hope this helps.

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