Justice Courts

TENANT ORGANIZING

By |2016-07-07T19:11:49+00:00July 7th, 2016|Tenant Stories, Understanding Landlord Tenant Laws|

Arizona Tenants Union helps its members invoke various remedies for landlord abuse that the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act affords.  But each time I walk a tenant through the process of, say, legally invoking the “repair and deduct” process under A.R.S. § 33-1361(A), I worry that a judge (well, Justice of the Peace –

THE PROBLEM WITH JUSTICE COURTS

By |2015-10-24T08:58:20+00:00October 24th, 2015|Understanding Landlord Tenant Laws|

I’ve written at some length about the lack of due process in Justice Court eviction proceedings.  But I wonder how many people really understand just how serious these issues are that I complain about.  So I’m going to go into some detail about the problems tenants face in court.  The devil is in the details,