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Question: My landlord left a violation letter on my door. without getting my signature is this considered proper notification?
Answer: Although landlords and tenants are encouraged to provide one other with notice in the form of signed and dated writings – ideally sent by certified mail, return receipt requested – both in order to reduce the likelihood of misunderstandings but also to ensure that the party providing the notice has evidence of that party’s attempt to give notice, the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (A.R.S. Title 33 Chapter 10) does not list any formal requirements. At A.R.S. 33-1313, it merely describes “notice” as follows: A. A person has notice of a fact if he has actual knowledge of it, has received a notice or notification of it or from all the facts and circumstances known to him at the time in question he has reason to know that it exists. A person “knows” or “has knowledge” of a fact if he has actual knowledge of it. B. A person “notifies” or “gives” a notice or notification to another by taking steps reasonably calculated to inform the other in ordinary course whether or not the other actually comes to know of it. A person “receives” a notice or notification when it comes to his attention … or, in the case of the tenant, it is delivered in hand to the tenant or mailed by registered or certified mail to him at the place held out by him as the place for receipt of the communication or, in the absence of such designation, to his last known place of residence...”
My landlord left a violation letter on my door. without getting my signature is this considered proper notification?
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