Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: I have a renter who gave verbal notice 30 days ago. They do not have a written lease. They promptly disappeared and left all of their possessions in the premises. They are hoarders! What process/action do I have to take before I can clean up the property and remove their possessions (i.e. trash/donations).

Answer: The requirements are set forth in ARS 33-1370 http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ars/33/01370.htm. You must send a notice of abandonment via certified mail to the last known address or any alternative address's and also post notice on the door. Ten days after the notice you can remove the property. If it has any value you may sell it and apply the proceeds to any amounts owed. If you reasonably determine the value of the property is so low that the cost of removal, storage sale exceeds its value you may destroy or otherwise dispose of it.

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  • I have a renter who gave verbal notice 30 days ago. They do not have a written lease. They promptly disappeared and left all of their possessions in the premises. They are hoarders! What process/action do I have to take before I can clean up the property and remove their possessions (i.e. trash/donations).

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