Whether you are a landlord seeking to evict a residential or commercial tenant or a tenant whose landlord is refusing to return your security deposit or wrongfully evicting you, you should seriously consider hiring a lawyer to assist you. Arizona landlord-tenant laws are complex and we strongly recommend consulting a lawyer to know your legal rights and responsibilities under the law. And if you decide to hire a lawyer to assist you, the successful party in Arizona has the right to request that the other party pay his or her fees.
As a landlord, we understand that your rental properties are valuable assets whether you own one or one hundred. If you have a tenant who is refusing to pay rent, failing to abide by the terms of the lease, or damaging your property, the last thing you want to do is disrupt for longer than necessary your income stream by failing to follow all of the necessary steps in the eviction process and being forced to begin the entire process anew, thereby resulting in further delays before you can get a new paying tenant. You also want to avoid the common pitfalls and problems that could end up delaying the eviction process several months and/or costing you significantly more money in the end. Our goal is to assist you in the legal process in order to bring about a swift and successful conclusion the first time.
As a tenant, you have the absolute right to live in a safe and healthy environment. You also have the right not to be wrongfully evicted and to have any unearned portion of your security deposit returned to you at the conclusion of your tenancy. The current economic downturn in Arizona has been equally tough on tenants as it has been on homeowners. It is becoming increasingly more common for landlords who are upside down in their property or management companies trying to increase their profit to refuse to return a tenant’s security deposit for bogus reasons. Fortunately, Arizona law provides remedies in such situations.
Our attorneys are knowledgeable and experienced in all aspects of landlord-tenant law and stand prepared to assist you with your questions and, if requested, represent you in any lawsuit. We can assist you in filing or defending the forcible detainer or special detainer case, Even if you ultimately decide to go it alone, a consultation with one of our lawyers can provide valuable insight and information.