Eviction

questions & answers

Question: I helped a friend out and let her stay with me but she isn't playing rent and she isn't on my lease. How do I evict her and what kind of notice do I need to give her? Can it be written?

Answer:

If a person is not on the lease or paying rent they would not be considered a tenant and not protected by the landlord/tenant act. You could ask them to leave and if they did not you could call the police and report it as a trespass. Alternatively you could provide a 5 day notice in writing and if they failed to depart file a Forcible Entry and Detainer proceeding in Justice Court.

For additional resources see the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, additionally the Maricopa County Justice Courts website has a useful section on evictions.

QUESTIONS

  • I helped a friend out and let her stay with me but she isn't playing rent and she isn't on my lease. How do I evict her and what kind of notice do I need to give her? Can it be written?

STORIES

  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .
  • Age discrimination in the workplace. . .
  • He told me that I could actually get all the money I needed by using my home as collateral. . .

LegalLEARN

YOUR FEEDBACK IS NEEDED

FIND LEGAL HELP

  • Please select your county of residence below.

    County:
     

OTHER LEGAL RESOURCES

  • State Bar of Arizona
    www.azbar.org
  • Maricopa County Bar
    www.maricopabar.org
    Referral number 602-257-4434
  • Pima County Bar
    www.pimacountybar.org
    Referral number 520-623-4625
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
    800-799-7233
  • Bankruptcy Court Self Help Center
    866-553-0893
  • Certified Legal Document Preparer Program
    Link

ORGANIZATIONS