‘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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What to do with the left-behind couch?

Abandoned couch

Question: We rented an unfurnished Tempe rental home to a nice ASU student for the ASU school year. At the end of the ASU school year, the tenant called us and said that he would be moving out the following Tuesday. We then met the tenant on that Tuesday for the final walkthrough. Everything was…

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Owner Liable for Tenant’s Violation of CC&Rs


Question: We leased our Gilbert home last summer while we were in Europe. One week after we moved back into our home, we got a notice from the HOA of a $150 fine against us because our tenant had been speeding in the community. We contacted the HOA to determine why the tenant was not…

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