Landlord Tenant Laws

The state’s Residential Landlord Tenant Act applies to any individual that is renting a residential dwelling such as a house or apartment. It does not cover public housing, mobile homes, sorority or fraternity houses or hotel rooms. Although the Landlord Tenant Act is applicable throughout the state, there may be local ordinances that also apply to landlords and tenants. If you have a legal question regarding landlord rights, contact a Mesa bankruptcy lawyer from Dodge & Vega, PLC for assistance. We are well-versed in real estate laws and will make sure you receive the information you need.

State laws allow a landlord to refuse to rent to someone in certain circumstances and for appropriate reasons. A landlord cannot discriminate against a potential renter based on:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Color
  • Family status
  • National origin
  • Sex
  • Handicap

That act also states that a security deposit can be collected in addition to the first month’s rent. When a tenant leaves, the landlord must refund any remaining monies due from the security deposit within 14 days. If any deductions are taken, they must also be itemized. The law also contains the procedures for evicting a tenant, which must be followed when any tenant is ordered to vacate the property.

Representation in Landlord Tenant Cases

Owning and managing rental property can be difficult and at times even aggravating. The laws pertaining to property rental are very specific, but can also be supplemented by local ordinances. Our firm has a comprehensive understanding of landlord tenant laws and the Residential Landlord Tenant Act, and can provide you with whatever legal counsel is needed to resolve tenant-related issues. We are a results-oriented legal firm that will protect your rights and make sure you are in compliance with local and state laws.

Contact a Mesa bankruptcy lawyer for professional and qualified legal advice regarding the Residential Landlord Tenant Act.