Question: My lease ends 4/31/11. I moved out 3/15/11. I did fulfill my contract obligation of providing the lease check for 4/1/11. My (old) landlord cashed that check 4/4/11 I found out that he moved someone in 4/1/11. Is it legal for him to cash my 4/1/11 check and move someone in, REGARDLESS if I still occupy the dwelling and/or if he made them pay for April or not? I would think that by my yearly lease contract, he is not allowed to move anyone in until 5/1/11 since he accepted and cashed my 4/1/11 check.
Answer: Please begin by looking at your lease. Review the terms of the lease to see if there are any provisions regarding your current situation. You may also want to review the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act under Title 33 Property, of the Arizona Revised Statute.
April 20, 2011