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Question: My landlord sent an email for us to pay past due rent by a certain date. We have been unable to do so. He has now sent another notice that he has labeled "move out demand" for us to vacate the property by this Sunday, Aug 19th. Is receiving this notices via email considered proper service? Thank you!

Answer: 5-day “pay or quit” notices do not need to be delivered in any particular way. Under the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, notice from the landlord may be delivered to the tenant in any manner “reasonably calculated to inform” the tenant, and the tenant is considered to have received the notice if the tenant “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.R.S. 33-1313).

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  • My landlord sent an email for us to pay past due rent by a certain date. We have been unable to do so. He has now sent another notice that he has labeled "move out demand" for us to vacate the property by this Sunday, Aug 19th. Is receiving this notices via email considered proper service? Thank you!

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