Eviction law is a broad term that refers to the civil process by which a landlord may legally remove a tenant from their leased property is known as eviction. Eviction may occur when a tenant fails to pay rent, when the conditions of the rental agreement are violated, or in other legal scenarios.
Renters who are facing eviction should take solace in the knowledge that evictions do not happen overnight. There is a lengthy legal process that differs based on the state and, in some cases, the county or city in which you live.
While the timetable and specifics vary by place, the overall procedure is as follows:
Renters facing eviction due to nonpayment of rent begin the legal process by receiving a Pay or Quit Notice, also known as an Eviction Notice. The warning should be sent to you by certified mail, and a copy should be posted at the entrance to the rental property in question.
After receiving the notice to either pay the outstanding rent or depart the property, you have a limited time to perform. If you leave before the landlord files a formal complaint, you may be sued in civil court for any unpaid rent. If you do neither, the landlord has the right to file an eviction suit with the courts. You will be notified of the court date, and you will have the opportunity to make your case as to why the eviction should be halted.
If the judge rules in favor of the landlord, you will be given a period of time to vacate the premises. If you do not evacuate within the specified time frame, the landlord may summon police authorities and have you removed forcibly.
Of course, the best way to avoid an eviction is to avoid getting to the point where you’re asked to leave in the first place, which is easier said than done. There are things you can do to help prevent an eviction or lessen its impact on your life.
Landlords in Arizona cannot evict renters or force them to leave without probable cause. As long as the tenant does not break any restrictions, they are welcome to stay until the conclusion of their rental period. To learn more about the laws of eviction in Arizona, I recommend reading the following laws.