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WHAT IS AN ARIZONA FORCIBLE ENTRY & DETAINER “EVICTION”?

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An Arizona Forcible Entry and Detainer is an action that a landlord, or new property owner can take if the existing occupant refuses to leave after appropriate notice. This occupant could be either a tenant or original owner of property that was sold at a foreclosure or trustee’s sale. The laws governing forcible entry and detainer actions are different if the property is residential (ARS 33-1377)  or non-residential (ARS 33-361).

The tenant/occupant receives a written demand to vacate the property. The term of the period to vacate is dictated by the type of occupancy – whether commercial or residential and whether a tenant or a owner that was foreclosed on. This term normally is either 5 or 7 days, unless the contract states otherwise. After the 5-7 days expire and the tenant/occupant still refuse to leave then a complaint for a forcible detainer action can be filed. The statutes provide for a very short notice period before a court hearing.

COVID-19 AND CHANGING EVICTION POLICIES AROUND THE NATION

This new table details where municipalities, states, and the federal government have taken action. We will be continually updating the table as we build a larger map to house this information.

Please remember this is all temporary.  Plus, your landlord may not understand the policy or appreciate the Governor dictating what they can or cannot do.  There are Constitutional issues and this is moving so quickly that getting a solid answer may be very difficult.  Remember, you are not going to get free rent.

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ARIZONA NON-RESIDENTIAL TERMINATION OF TENANCY  (NOTE THE FOLLOWING MAY NOT BE ACCURATE AND DOES NOT CONTAIN ALL THE LAW)

§33-341. Termination of non-residential tenancies

ARIZONA RESIDENTIAL TERMINATION OF TENANCY  (NOTE THE FOLLOWING MAY NOT BE ACCURATE AND DOES NOT CONTAIN ALL THE LAW)

§33-1368. Noncompliance with rental agreement by tenant; failure to pay rent; utility discontinuation; liability for guests; definition

Wonder how does the Arizona process work?  For more information see  Frequently asked questions.