Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Arizona Landlord - Tenant Questions & Answers
0 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: A friend of mine is being sued by her landlord for being late on rent payments multiple times. What will happen?

She lives in AZ and shes been late on payments multiple times by a week past the due date but she does pay them. She has been out of work for weeks and finally managed to get one and is now being sued. she also lives alone. What are her options to possibly avoid eviction? What can I do to help?

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: If you go to court, and the landlord gives more time because the city helping can you get kicked out with no notice?

The judge said just for us to keep in contact with the office we did that, but the city of Phoenix went through an issue with our agent, leaving the job and no one picked up our case so they ran out of money they supposed to have asked my rental company if they would accept partial payment and... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: A homebase daycare would like to rent a room in my house and use my backyard for up to 10 kids.

My neighborhood does not have an HOA. The room they want to rent was built without a permit. As the homeowner what type of liability or insurance should I get and can I rent out a room that was built without a permit? Or can I have the owner of the daycare add me as the homeowner to their liability... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: We’ve recently seen an increase in crime at my apartment. When moving in we had a mandatory background check done

We then found out recently after my car was broken into and things were stolen that there are tenants living in the building that didnt have a background check run on them because of previous management, and they do in fact have criminal records. Would I be able to end my lease early because of... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: Can you receive a 10 day non compliance and fee from made up policy not stated in lease or elsewhere?

I was kicked out of the volleyball area for having a small speaker on half volume. The rule is strict, which I didn’t know applied to volleyball area. I left right away as that’s in the lease after further inspection. No written policy exists when we can return to the area and it was never... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: My ex boyfriend signed a written agreement. I also have proof he was gonna give me my security deposit back. He also

Used my credit card without my consent. I need legal advice as to how to move forward in civil court. I also took care of he's kids for many years without pay.

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jan 2, 2024

In your situation, the first step is to gather all relevant documentation, including the written agreement regarding the security deposit and any proof of unauthorized use of your credit card. These documents will be critical in pursuing a civil court case.

For the security deposit, if you...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Constitutional Law and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: My lease agreement prohibits "discharging a firearm in the apartment community" does this include self-defense?

Say I'm encountering a burglary that I either suspect or know the opposite side carries a weapon of deadly forces such as gun or knife. After multiple warnings that I'm armed, the burglar does not heed my warning and proceeds with invasion and poses as an imminent threat to me. In such... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Dec 12, 2023

The clause in your lease agreement prohibiting the discharge of a firearm in the apartment community is typically intended to prevent reckless or unnecessary use of firearms. However, the legality of using a firearm in self-defense, even within your apartment, depends on state and local laws... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: my wife was assaulted by a tenant who refused to pay rent. the assailant threw vinegar in my wife's eyes.

emt's worked on my wife's eyes for half an hour and wanted to take her to the hospital. the cops wanted to arrest my wife and the assailant. its a tactic to not have to do any work. the racist hispanic cop took my id to run it (why?) he came back with a hostile attitude. I'm a felon,... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Dec 5, 2023

In your situation, where your wife was assaulted by a tenant and the responding law enforcement officers' actions were questionable, there are several steps you can take. First, it's important to document everything: the assault, the treatment your wife received from the EMTs, the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Small Claims, Landlord - Tenant and Domestic Violence for Arizona on
Q: How long do I have to hold on to a persons belongings after a civil standby was conducted via an order of protection?

I’m in Arizona, an individual was removed from my home due to domestic violence and an order of protection was placed. A civil standby was just conducted and belongings were left behind. How long do I have to keep her stuff on my property?

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Dec 5, 2023

In Arizona, after a civil standby is conducted due to an order of protection, there are specific guidelines regarding how long you must hold onto the belongings of the individual who was removed. The law generally expects you to keep these belongings for a reasonable period, allowing the person... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: My landlord will not respond, follow up or create any dialog regarding my ADA request, can I break lease without penalty

I have a Case opened with HUD and the Attorney General, but they take time to review and investigate. I want to break my lease ASAP as since I moved in 7 months ago the office staff and management refuse to respond or acknowledge my ADA accommodation request. It is affecting my mental health and... View More

James L. Arrasmith
PREMIUM
James L. Arrasmith pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Nov 24, 2023

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landlords are required to make reasonable accommodations for tenants with disabilities. If your landlord is not responding to your requests for ADA accommodations, this could be considered a violation of your rights under the ADA.

Given that...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: Do I have to pay the yearly rental fee on the already installed tank just because Landlady installed a propane heater?

This trailer was made in 1959 and the insulation is shot. The built-in electric heater is very expensive to run. I suggested a propane heater since there was already a propane tank for the kitchen stove against the back of the trailer. After the heater was installed, landlady said I would now be... View More

T. Augustus Claus
PREMIUM
T. Augustus Claus pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Aug 18, 2023

In Arizona, the specific terms of rental agreements, including fees associated with appliances such as a propane tank or heater, are determined by the terms of the lease or rental agreement you have with your landlord. If your lease agreement states that you are responsible for the yearly rental... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: My roommate refuses to pay her half of a signed lease break fee. Will small claims court release me from liability?

If I pay her part of the lease break fee, then go to small claims court, would she be held responsible to pay me back and/or have a judgement against her. What is the best way forward to hold her responsible and releas me of liability? Thank you

T. Augustus Claus
PREMIUM
T. Augustus Claus pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Aug 15, 2023

Small claims court could potentially help you address the issue of your roommate refusing to pay her share of the signed lease break fee. If you have evidence of the signed lease, the agreed-upon lease break fee, and any communication regarding the fee, you may be able to file a claim in small... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: file a small claims against Greystar LLC, they have a Phoenix office where I live, but headquarters is in SC

Also would you send the demand letter to SC or Phoenix office ?

Anthony M. Avery
PREMIUM
Anthony M. Avery pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Aug 15, 2023

You can send a demand letter to both offices. But if you file suit, you must serve the Registered Agent. Get more information about the LLC first.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: AZ LANDLORD TENANT LAW. can a landlord refuse to accept rent money by a 3rd party gov agency or non profit

If those agencies are willing to help prevent eviction

Chad Garrett Mann
Chad Garrett Mann
answered on Jul 20, 2023

In many cases, a landlord has the discretion to accept or refuse payment from a third party. The specific rules can depend on the lease agreement and local and state laws, so it's essential to consult with a licensed attorney in your specific jurisdiction to understand the precise legal... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: I need advice is it legal in az for landlord to charge late fees for not paying late fees but the rent is paid
T. Augustus Claus
PREMIUM
T. Augustus Claus pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jul 19, 2023

In Arizona, landlords are typically allowed to charge late fees for rent payments that are not made on time as specified in the lease agreement. However, it's important to note that the late fee amount and any additional charges must be reasonable and stated in the lease agreement.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: Can an rv park in arizona demand a copy of the tenants rv title?
T. Augustus Claus
PREMIUM
T. Augustus Claus pro label Lawyers, want to be a Justia Connect Pro too? Learn more ›
answered on Jul 18, 2023

When it comes to landlord-tenant relationships, it's important to know your rights. Generally, landlords have the right to request certain information from tenants, but there are limits to what they can ask for.

As far as demanding a copy of the tenant's RV title goes, it's a...
View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Libel & Slander and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: can i find a lawyer for litigating a wrongful eviction pandemic on contingency

Greetings, I am seeking representation as a tenant in a wrongful eviction during the pandemic claim. In addition I have numerous claims concerning LTA as well as violations committed by the owner that arise from not visiting the property in decades. The landlord, primary tenant, never gave rent... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 11, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You are seeking an attorney - it's going to be difficult for law firms here to reach out to you. This is only a Q & A forum, not an attorney referral service. In addition to your own independent searches... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Environmental, Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Arizona on
Q: I’ve been drinking poison for 2 years. Arsenic in well water on the home I leased failed test - EPA Standards.

I'm female, in my 60's, and I don't know a polite way of stating this...I've had chronic diarreah for the last 2 years which is why I had the water tested.

What are my chances of finding an attorney who would represent me, get paid when we settle, and sue this SOB for... View More

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 24, 2022

An Arizona attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for four weeks. It sounds like you're asking about an attorney who would handle your matter on a contingency basis (you mention payment upon settlement). It's difficult to say whether a firm would handle something like... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: Landlord prorating rent

We’ve rented the house for three years. We moved out at the beginning of June and our lease went through the end of June. We let the landlord know they re-rented it and a new tenant moved in on June 18. I asked about the rent being prorated and they said they didn’t have to prorate it. What are... View More

Stephen M Vincent
Stephen M Vincent
answered on Jun 20, 2022

They can't double dip: If they charge you for a full month, they have to make sure the premises are available to you the entirety of that month.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: I received a civil lawsuit complaint &waiver of service summons form & not sure if I should sign it. I need assistance.

I am not sure if I should sign the waiver because I haven't had time or money to get legal advice. I already filed an answer denying the complaint saying I went to court for this incident.

Sean Woods
Sean Woods
answered on Apr 28, 2022

While all cases are different, the waiver is a standard procedure in Arizona if the parties are in communication. It provides an additional time period beyond the normal Answer deadline for a party to file an answer.

Waiving service saves costs and gives the person answering 60 to respond...
View More

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.