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 […]
Question: I texted my tenant that the rent was owed and sent a picture of the 5-Day Notice for Non-Payment of Rent. They responded by saying, “I will pay the rent.” Is that valid service?
Answer: You have a decent argument you can make that notice was valid because they have actual knowledge of the notice. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Question: My tenant moved into my single-family home four months ago and still has not put the utilities in their name, as required by the lease. Can I shut off the power?
Answer: In Arizona, there is never a situation where the owner can turn off the power. Under Arizona law, you should serve a 10-day […]
Question: My lease automatically goes month-to-month when it expires, unless the tenant or I give notice. If I want to increase the rent, what do I have to do?
Answer: An increase in the rent, is basically you terminating the old lease, and starting a new one, using all the old terms except for increasing the […]