The Landlord-Tenant Relationship
When you are an Arizona tenant, it is vital that you know your rights. Likewise, Arizona landlords have specific legal responsibilities of which they need to be cognizant. When a landlord and tenant have a dispute, the matter has the potential to become extremely complicated and adversarial quickly. However, when problems are corrected and managed appropriately, the relationship has the potential to get back on track and last for years to come. To make sure you begin on the right foot, it is critical that you have the guidance of an Arizona real estate attorney who can help you build the right relationship and communicate effectively, and craft an agreement which protects your interest and prevents future conflicts.
At the Law Office of Laura B. Bramnick, we have extensive experience in Arizona landlord-tenant law. We understand the importance of building the right landlord/tenant relationship and developing a contract which protects your interest and addresses potential issues before they happen.
Understanding the Terms of your Lease
Tenants are usually handed a lease with confusing language which they are expected to sign in order to lease property. However, because of the way these documents are written, it can be hard to tell if they are fair or have unenforceable terms. Before binding yourself to a lease, it is crucial that you understand the language, what the agreement requires, and if the terms are lawful. Our office has experience helping tenants with understanding residential lease terms and protecting their interests.
Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act
In Arizona, residential landlords and tenants are governed by the Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act. This complex Act covers both landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities. When landlords and tenants have disputes or questions, it is vital that they consult with an experienced Arizona real estate attorney concerning the Act and its requirements. We routinely advise clients in this area on issues such as:
- Notice Requirements for Landlords Access to Rental Property
- Landlord Responsibility for Repairs
- Return of Tenant’s Security Deposit
- Eviction and Non-Payment Issues