The second biggest issue we get at Arizona Tenants Union, just behind landlord’s refusal to return a security deposit, is legally terminating your lease without taking a hit on your credit or suffering other consequences. Lease termination is a tricky procedure, both in terms of how to do it and also how to write about
The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act requires the landlord to provide air conditioning and other essential services. As one might imagine, during the summer months, lack of air conditioning is one of the big complaints we get here at Arizona Tenants Union. The law sets forth a variety of classes of landlord noncompliances
Arizona Tenants Union was formed by Charles Gosmon and myself as a response to the lack of any real tenants rights organization in Arizona. Both of us come from out east: Charles from Massachusetts, I from New York by way of Chicago. There are real tenants movements there, and tenants rights is a real thing.
On July 1st of this year, SB 1185 took effect. Readers of this blog will remember that on April 13th, Gov. Ducey quietly signed a bill that allows a landlord to evict a tenant’s roommate who is not on the lease without any due process whatsoever, just by calling the police and having the roommate removed.
Recently, a client came into my office a fairly minor problem. It was one that was relatively easy to solve, with my knowledge of landlord/tenant law. But it was causing her a lot of distress and it so typified the landlord/tenant relationship in Arizona. It wasn’t the kind of issue that the media would take
Here in Arizona, unlike in other states, there’s no governmental infrastructure to help tenants who are having problems with their landlords. Instead, there are two organizations that serve this purpose. The other guys are a for-profit company that legally breaks tenants out of leases. I want to talk to you today about some of the