Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: Is it illegal for a landlord to evict a residential tenant who has not paid rent or electricity in over a year if the tenant could as a result of the eviction become homeless?

Answer: No. If a private landlord provides a tenant with a five-day notice of nonpayment of rent and the tenant does not pay the overdue rent or vacate the premises within those five days, then the landlord may ask a court to issue an eviction judgment against the tenant (A.R.S. 33-1368(B)). The possibility that an eviction would result in the tenant becoming homeless makes no difference under the law.

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  • Is it illegal for a landlord to evict a residential tenant who has not paid rent or electricity in over a year if the tenant could as a result of the eviction become homeless?

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