Eviction

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Question: My landlord is evicting me because she says my son is valdalizing property in our complex. I believe this to be untrue and wish to dispute the eviction. How can I go about that? Also, does the landlord have to take me to court to seek eviction, if so I may then be able to state my case before a judge. Is this true? I have a witness to the charge of vandalism. Debra

Answer:

Please read the article found on this website titled THE COURT PROCESS FOR AN EVICTION, which states that once the landlord files a complaint with the court, the tenant has the option to dispute the claim by filing an answer to the complaint. The MARICOPA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT WEBSITE states that once a summons and complaint for a small claim is received, the defendant has 20 days to file with the court. Click HERE for a complete list of Arizona county court websites if you reside outside of Maricopa County. If you need more specific legal advice, please CONTACT AN ATTORNEY.

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  • My landlord is evicting me because she says my son is valdalizing property in our complex. I believe this to be untrue and wish to dispute the eviction. How can I go about that? Also, does the landlord have to take me to court to seek eviction, if so I may then be able to state my case before a judge. Is this true? I have a witness to the charge of vandalism. Debra

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