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When representing landlords, if possible I steer them to professional real property management companies staffed by licensed real estate agents and brokers. Besides the general assurance one can recieve by working with licensed professionals, they have access to the market resources such as the A...
08/18/2011
As a residential landlord in the Phoenix market, three key resourses will be essential to have at hand.   1.  The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act  2.  Maricopa County Assessor Residential Rental Property Registration - Online  3.  Fair Housing Laws. Caveat:  Having access to and readi...
08/15/2011
Bottom Line:  If it is offered as a residential rental property, it must be kept in good repair.  A tenant may terminate a lease if a landlord fails to make repairs that affect health and safety. It can become a blur. In Arizona there are four sets of different landlord and tenant statutes which ...
07/19/2011
Tenants of residential rental properties have a responsibility to keep the residence clean and safe.  In addition to the obligation to pay rent on time, a tenant must do the following under Arizona law. Remove and dispose of trash Keep all plumbing fixtures clean Use electrical appliances, heatin...
02/15/2011
Under Arizona law, some things are illegal to put into a lease. For example, a landlord cannot let someone live somewhere rent free in return for not maintaining the property. (A.R.S. § 33-1316). A landlord also cannot refuse to rent a place to someone because they have children. (A.R.S. § 33-131...
02/14/2011
In Arizona there are no less than four different sets of landlord and tenant statutes. Correctly applying the right set of laws may seem simple enough but it depends entirely on the facts. Consulting an experienced attorney may save you a lot of trouble. The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenan...
02/14/2011
As a residential lease ends, either the landlord or the tenant may decide not to renew the lease; no reason is necessary. The law requires a month-to-month, to be terminated by either the landlord or the tenant giving the other written notice at least thirty (30) days before the end of the last m...
02/07/2011
On January 30, 2011, the Arizona Republic published an excellent article by, J. Craig Anderson, "Phoenix-area real-estate market may face new reality" that deftly summarized the history of upward and downward spiral of the Phoenix real estate market due to the mortgage financing muddle which star...
02/01/2011
There is the old story about men of integrity who did business with just a handshake. That's fine and dandy, but by contrast, why are there so many silly love songs? I guess the point, as obvious as it is, has not been made quite clear yet. Because language is imperfect, and at times is impressio...
01/25/2011
Residential landlords in Arizona owe certain duties to their tenants, which cannot be delegated or alleviated even if both parties agree to it in writing.  The state legislature has made the following terms invalid if they are included in a residential lease:  1. In which a tenant is required to...
01/24/2011
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