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  • Do I have any grounds to sue for backpayment on rent, furture rent decrease, anything at all???

    We live in an apartment community owned by milestone properties with over 900 communitiea nationwide. I happen to be in the worse unit they own. 11 months = 7 kitchen floods from piping damage, 1 major bathroom cieling flood from unit above, 2 bat...

    Steven’s Answer

    I basically agree. The accumulated problems may be enough for you to give them a five day written notice announcing termination if the problems are not fixed by then. But you would have to move out. You can sue for contractual damages with respect to the past problems, perhaps, but you cannot force a rent decrease or recovery for emotional suffering.

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  • Notice of Appearance does each lawyer need to be listed?

    Arizona Superior Civil Court Maricopa County - Notice of Appearance. When a law firms files a notice of appearance, do they have to individually list all the attorneys who will or potentially will be handling the matter or can the notice just s...

    Steven’s Answer

    They don't need to notice every lawyer.

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  • At this point can and should I sue?

    I rented a car for less then 24 hours, several days later had a large charge on my CC. I called and was told I had the car for 9 days, I explained I did not sent copy of return receipt said they would investigate and get back to heard nothing. I c...

    Steven’s Answer

    The first fact to establish: Do you have written proof that you returned the car when you said you did?

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  • What is my legal recourse as a tenant?

    I live in an apt. building, ground floor. The bathtub above me leaks into my bathroom whenever they overfill it. I showed a video of it to the manager and months later am still dealing with their refusal to repair it.

    Steven’s Answer

    It is the landlord's obligation under the L-T Act. A five -day written notice gives you the right to terminate and get your security deposit back if he does not repair in that time.

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  • Can the complex not offer me a renewal just because?

    I have lived in my apartment for almost 3 years. Lease expires 2/28/16. Yesterday I received a 30 notice to terminate my lease effective 2/28/16. No renewal option was given. I have never been late with rent, cause no problems, etc. I live in...

    Steven’s Answer

    Mr. Knight's analysis is spot oh. -------

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  • Does issue preclusion (different parties) apply when a Justice Court case (not small claims but under $10,000) is finalized?

    Multiple cases involved in Maricopa Justice Courts, Superior Court (Arbitration), and Superior Court (no arbitration). Will a final judgment in the Justice Court preclude raising the same issue in the Superior Court (same issue different parties)?

    Steven’s Answer

    It can, but the party against whom you are using the preclusion now must have had a chance to litigate that issue in the prior proceeding.

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  • Can i have her arrested for fraud? can i sue her for pain and suffering or something similar ? what are my next step

    Lady rented a condo to me stating she was the owner. . she told me to move into condo would cost $2000.00 she didn't pay the rent and soon received a 5 day notice on the door, when i asked her about it (since I'm supposed to deal with her directl...

    Steven’s Answer

    There are options open to you, but don't do it yourself. See a lawyer.

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  • What does "immediate possesion" mean? Is that still a default judgement? How do i pay back what i owe?

    So i went to my hearing to respond to the complaint. He didnt charge me for the month of january because ihad moved out in december. The judge put an "immediate possession" and that was it.

    Steven’s Answer

    See an attorney. Usually, if you lose the eviction hearing, the landlord waits 4 days and then gets a writ of restitution which the constable uses to move you out. You will only allow whatever amounts the judgment says you owe. If you had a security deposit, talk to the attorney about that.

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  • Is that legal to do without me signing a contract?

    My mom and I go on a truck. In order for her to refinance the house, the trip was paid for. She has a family trust since my death of my dad. My aunt that does the family trust and put in there a payment plan plus interest to pay back for the truck.

    Steven’s Answer

    You need to repost and state the question.

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  • How or what do I do if I believe this occurred

    i recently was termed from my job the reason they gave me is questionable not to just me but to a lot of other people I honestly believe that employer retaliation might be involved

    Steven’s Answer

    An employer being a jerk gets you nowhere in Arizona. There must be something more, like discrimination. I recommend you get a legal consultation. There may be a claim somewhere in the detail.

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