Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: I am a landlord my tenant died in my apartment owed me 3 months rent has a small security deposit lease up 9/1/17 no next of kin no will no probate can I keep her belongings or can I remove them from apartment so I can rent apartment

Answer: You would be wise to contact an attorney before you keep anything. Rental agreements terminate when tenants die, so both the tenant’s security deposit – lest any documented damages you may have incurred – and the tenant’s personal property will go to the tenant’s devisees (beneficiaries of willed gifts) and/or heirs (and, if the tenant has no heirs, the State of Arizona (A.R.S. 14-2105). There are links to organizations offering free or low-cost legal services on this website.

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