Dangerous Mold? Give Landlord 5 Days to Act

Question: Last September we signed a one-year lease for a home in Goodyear. The landlord lives in California and has a local property manager. There was a big storm two months ago and our roof leaked, mainly in the third bedroom that was apparently part of a major remodeling project by the California owner three…

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What if You’re Unlawfully Locked Out of the Office?

Question: We lease office space in a Peoria office building for our insurance business. Under our lease we have five business days to pay our monthly lease payment. After five calendar days (including a weekend), but only three business days, the property manager “locked us out” of our office space because she has always wanted to…

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‘Voluntarily’ Paying More for Security Deposit

Question: My mother lives in Indiana, and wants to rent a Scottsdale vacation rental from November 15 to April 15 for $6,000 per month. The property manager, however, is demanding payment from her of the entire $30,000 rent on the move-in date of November 15, plus a $5,000 security deposit. I am a licensed real…

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