Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: I am a landlord and have a tenant who broke the lease by moving out 3 months early and giving me one day notice. she is not answering my calls or replying to my messages. She has my house and mail keys. What can I do? Do I need to start an eviction process or do I have the right to enter my property since she has deserted it? Please help. Thank you, Ann

Answer: Eviction Eviction Assistance If you live in the state of Arizona and need assistance, please call the Landlord/Tenant message line at (602) 262-7210 and a counselor will return your call as quickly as possible. For emergency situations involving Landlord/Tenant issues, please walk in to: City Hall 200 West Washington, 4th Floor 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday A counselor will assist you with the problem. The City of Phoenix Counseling Office holds monthly workshops on the third Thursday of each month. For reservations, please call (602) 256-3517 The above is for Maricopa County, however they would be able to assist you. You can also go to https://housing.az.gov/general-public/eviction-or-foreclosure-assistance for more information on eviction and landlord/tenant issues.

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  • I am a landlord and have a tenant who broke the lease by moving out 3 months early and giving me one day notice. she is not answering my calls or replying to my messages. She has my house and mail keys. What can I do? Do I need to start an eviction process or do I have the right to enter my property since she has deserted it? Please help. Thank you, Ann

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