Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: I started renting out a room in 9/2018. I received rent until middle of October and have been waiting for payments until then. In March I received $ 250 out of $ 450. I already served this tenant with a 5 day non pay but could not follow up with the eviction notice because I got sick. I am mostly wheelchair bound on top of that. Now this tenant has moved several pieces of furniture into the garage without my permission, blocking access to parts of the garage. What can I do and what can I do with those furniture? Please, I just want my peace back. I need help.

Answer: A residential tenant who is renting a dwelling on a month-to-month basis may be provided by the landlord with a signed and dated 30-day notice informing the tenant that the rental agreement will terminate at the end of the next rental period (A.R.S. 33-1375). (The landlord should keep a copy for their own records.) As an example, such a letter provided to a tenant during the month of March 2019 may indicate that the rental agreement will end on April 30th, 2019, which will mean that if the tenant remains on the premises as of May 1st 2019, the landlord will be entitled to take a copy of notice to the clerk of the local justice court and file an eviction complaint against the tenant.

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  • I started renting out a room in 9/2018. I received rent until middle of October and have been waiting for payments until then. In March I received $ 250 out of $ 450. I already served this tenant with a 5 day non pay but could not follow up with the eviction notice because I got sick. I am mostly wheelchair bound on top of that. Now this tenant has moved several pieces of furniture into the garage without my permission, blocking access to parts of the garage. What can I do and what can I do with those furniture? Please, I just want my peace back. I need help.

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