Tenant's Eviction Defenses

  If a tenant has any valid defenses to an eviction action, the tenant should enter a plea of not guilty on or before the initial return hearing.  The trial will take place at the time of the initial return hearing, or the tenant can request a continuance and, if granted, the trial will take place up to…

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Commercial Tenant Not Paying Rent

   Question: My family owns a small shopping center in Apache Junction. Two years ago, we verbally entered into a month-to-month lease with a beauty salon. Although we intended to have a written lease agreement, we never did. Until this month the beauty salon always paid the rent on time, but this month the owners are…

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