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  • How many times can a sheriff come banging on your door to serve an out summons from a different state that I'm from?

    Aggressive sheriff was banging and yelling outside my door! Now I'm afraid to answer the door but curious to what it is. I had a ph call right before from a person claiming to have an appt with me, maybe so I can return the call? I am a resident ...

    Steven’s Answer

    Your best approach would be to accept the service. The sheriff will go away. And they will be able to serve you even if you never open the door through other methods.

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  • What can I do about my landlord/property manager not fixing my a/c?

    Two weeks ago I put in a work order to have my a/c looked at, it was set to 78 but the house was at 82. Nothing happened for two weeks until I requested an update this past Monday and they sent someone to look at the a/c. He informed me, the pro...

    Steven’s Answer

    The only option with any teeth given to you by the Landlord-Tenant Act is a 5-day written notice where you inform him that you will terminate the lease in five days if the AC is not fixed. If he doesn't do it, you can walk away without liability for the remaining months on the lease, and you can get your security deposit back.

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  • I appeared in court to fight an eviction today. I lost without a chance to present evidence. How long do I now have to leave?

    The judge would not hear any of my evidence and said my only option is to file an appeal. I lost the eviction case by default. How long do I have to leave the premises before I am forced out by a deputy? Does the landlord have to go back to court ...

    Steven’s Answer

    Spencer is right about the time left to you. However, I am confused by a default judgment when you have appeared. Default is when the defendant doesn't show. You might see a lawyer about that one.

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  • Does the land lord have to show proof of invoices or receipts to the tenant within 14 business days.

    We received our statement of disposition and it just showed us a estimates. Not actual charges of work that was actually done. I've sent emails to the management company requesting proof. And to the owners (advised by the management company ) wi...

    Steven’s Answer

    The statute does not say they have to get the work done in 14 days, only that they have to notify you. However, if you fight them, they will have to prove the work was done.

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  • What are my rights as a renter in Arizona?

    Just got an eviction notice that says I have ten days to move out and it was issued on the 17, so I don't know if I have 7 days now or what.

    Steven’s Answer

    10 days is unusual. Show it to an attorney.

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  • How do I get my wife to leave our rental home in Arizona? We dont have a lease. She's filing the divorce&I want to stay put.

    My wife is filing for divorce(uncontested)&wants me to move out of the house.We have no children & minimal community property. We rent a house from a good friend of mine(10 yrs)&have been residing there together 4 years with no lease. He prefers ...

    Steven’s Answer

    He can give you both notice to move out per the terms of the lease, or 30 days if no lease. As soon as the time has passed or she has moved out, he can set up a new lease with you.

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  • What rights do I have towards the Home Owners Assoc. as a renter?

    I rent a upstairs condo. 12/5/15 owner of condo downstairs evicted tenant, saw that the bathroom ceiling had major water damage, came and told me and we both checked my bathroom and no water leaks. Week goes by start hearing what I think is toil...

    Steven’s Answer

    Your relationship is with the owner, not the HOA. But check you lease to see what it says about responsibility for HOA violations.

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  • How long does the court have to respond to a motion to reconsider, civil court case at North Valley Justice Court Maricopa Cnty

    The court dismissed a case against me but did not grant reasonable attorney fees. Based upon Lease Agreement I would be entitled to reasonable attorney fees. They were denied in the initial dismissal ruling. I am asking for reconsideration citi...

    Steven’s Answer

    The judge will rule when he/she is ready. If it has gone on too long, I usually file a Request for Ruling.

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  • I was evicted on 6-6-16 how do I get my property?

    The apt complex, constable & the eviction notice told me I had 21 days to retrieve my property but when I called last week they told me it was thrown away. I checked all the dumpsters & none of my property was there. What can I do?

    Steven’s Answer

    It is illegal for them to throw it away this early. It is probably in a rented storage room. When you pay the storage fees, you get your property back.

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  • What does it mean that the judge has set a hearing date for a civil lawsuit case?

    I am the defendant in a lawsuit and the plaintiff requested a Motion for Summary Judgment but I responded to it. Now the judge has set a 'hearing' date. Is this good or bad? What is the next step? Also, is there a way to ask the court to postpo...

    Steven’s Answer

    The judge wants to hear oral argument on the issues. He has some questions. Or he wants to protect you as a layperson. It is not inherently good or bad. Make a motion for continuance stating that you had a prior appointment. Check with the other side first to see if they will simply agreed to the continuance.

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