Do you wonder how the eviction process works in Arizona?
The legal term for an eviction is a Forcible Entry & Detainer (FED).
An Arizona Forcible Entry and Detainer is a legal action that a landlord or property owner can take if an existing tenant refuses to leave after being given enough notice. This person could be a tenant or the original owner of a home that was foreclosed on or sold at a trustee’s sale. Forcible entry and detainer actions are governed by different laws depending on whether the property is residential (ARS 33-1377) or non-residential (ARS 33-361). (ARS 33-361).
The tenant or person living there is given a written notice to leave. The length of the notice to leave depends on the type of occupancy, the type of lease (commercial or residential), and whether a renter or a foreclosed owner is living in the property. This time period is usually 5 or 7 days, unless the contract says something different. After 5–7 days, if the tenant or occupant still won’t leave, a complaint for forceful detainer action could be filed. Laws say that a court hearing only needs to be scheduled a few days beforehand.
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