Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: Hi. I own my home and established a month to month lease agreement with additional terms (requiring a 30 day move-out notice etc) with acquaintance for our spare room. She did give a two week notice and planned on moving out on the first of the month. She ended up staying 4/5days into the next month were no rent was collected. At this time a few belonging were left behind. She had inquired to pick these items up under short notice once. It has been 6 months now and I was asked if we still had her items and wanted to pick them up. Is she still entitled to these items?

Answer: According to Arizona Revised Statute 33-1370, if a tenant has left property in a dwelling unit that they have abandoned the landlord must provide them a notice of abandonment of property (send via certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last known address of the tenant and any alternate address known to the landlord). Property must be held for ten days after notice of abandonment. After ten days, if the tenant has not made a reasonable attempt to obtain his property at the end of the ten days the landlord may dispose of the property. For the full text of the law, please visit: http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ars/33/01370.htm

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  • Hi. I own my home and established a month to month lease agreement with additional terms (requiring a 30 day move-out notice etc) with acquaintance for our spare room. She did give a two week notice and planned on moving out on the first of the month. She ended up staying 4/5days into the next month were no rent was collected. At this time a few belonging were left behind. She had inquired to pick these items up under short notice once. It has been 6 months now and I was asked if we still had her items and wanted to pick them up. Is she still entitled to these items?

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