Legal Procedures

Legally Speaking…

2019-03-01T16:22:53+00:00March 5th, 2019|AZREIA, Did You Know..., Investing, Landlord Tenant Law, Legal Procedures, Property Management, Property Manager, Small Business, Strategy|

Question: 60 days before my tenants’ lease expires, I always send a renewal letter telling them what their options are: they can sign a new lease, they can stay on a month-to-month lease at a higher rental rate, or they can terminate their lease. Recently, I sent out one of these letters but then started [...]

Rental Verification – When COURTESY Creates LIABILITY

2019-03-05T23:43:58+00:00February 12th, 2019|AZREIA, Did You Know..., Landlord, Legal Procedures, Property Manager, Rentals, Small Business, Strategy|

What information can you ask for, and what information should the old landlord provide? In the rental industry, it has become common practice that when landlords qualify potential applicants, they send out rental verification forms to previous landlords. This is a good way to get some insight into how the applicant will be as a [...]

DEALING WITH DOG BITES AND ATTACKS—THE DOG MUST GO

2019-03-05T23:43:59+00:00January 3rd, 2019|AZREIA, Did You Know..., Landlord, Landlord Tenant Law, Legal Procedures, Small Business, Strategy|

Whether its due to an influx of assisted animals or because landlords are becoming more pet-friendly, anecdotally, we have seen an increase in the number of animals in rentals.  As a result, we are seeing an increase in incidents involving dog bites and attacks.  In Arizona, the owner of a dog is strictly liable for [...]

Dissecting a Title Commitment – Part 4

2019-03-05T23:43:59+00:00December 25th, 2018|AZREIA, Did You Know..., Escrow, Financing, Investing, Legal Procedures, Title|

In this month’s article we will go over “Schedule B Part I” aka the “Requirements” section of the Title Commitment. For the purposes of this article we will use a Title Commitment issued by Chicago Title Agency, Inc. for reference. If you’re looking for excitement in a Title Commitment the “Requirements” section is almost always [...]

THE APPLICATION STANDARD IS YOUR FRIEND

2019-03-05T23:44:00+00:00December 20th, 2018|AZREIA, Creative, Did You Know..., Investing, Landlord, Landlord Tenant Law, Legal Procedures, Property Management, Property Manager, Rentals, Strategy|

Over the years, we at WZP Legal, have presented at AZREIA and written numerous articles for this newsletter, about the importance of fair housing laws. Whenever we give a presentation, AZREIA members come to us with a “quick question” and ask us what is the best thing they can do, to avoid violating fair housing [...]