Landlord and Tenant Lawyers in Pima County

How a local LegalMatch Pima County landlord attorney can help you:

Pima County Landlord & Tenant Lawyers, AZ

Find the Right Lawyer Now

Landlord and Tenant Law in Arizona

The relationship between a landlord and tenant in Pima County, Arizona can sometimes be a touchy one. Landlords and tenants are not always clear on their respective rights and responsibilities.

Tenants and landlords have several legal rights and responsibilities. In general, these rights don't conflict with one another, as long as both parties are clear about what they are, and act accordingly.

Landlord's Rights in Pima County, AZ

Most obviously, landlords have a right to collect rent from their tenants. When a tenant agrees to pay a landlord a certain amount of money for the right to occupy the landlord's property, a contract is formed. Tenants have to hold up their end of the deal.

They also have a right to compensation for any damage that a tenant causes, beyond ordinary wear and tear. Landlords are free to bill the tenants for repairs to damage they caused, and deduct the cost from the security deposit.

Tenant's Rights in Pima County, AZ

At the most basic level, tenants have a basic right to what they're paying for: a habitable living environment. Therefore, landlords in Pima County, Arizona must ensure that the units they rent to tenants meet some basic standards for human habitation. These requirements vary from state to state, but are often fairly easy to meet. There are no legal requirements that rented units be pretty, particularly spacious, or luxurious. They simply have to be fit for human beings to live in them. To be considered "habitable," rented units must have water, electricity, some form of heating (if the local climate necessitates it), and adequate protection from the elements (proper insulation, no roof leaks, windows that close, etc.).

Furthermore, tenants are entitled to common areas that are reasonable safe and sanitary. The common areas of an apartment building would include lobbies, laundry rooms, stairwells, hallways, and fire escapes (basically, any part of the building which all of the tenants can access). In Pima County, Arizona, these areas must be kept reasonably clean and safe.

A tenant also has a right, under federal law and the laws of Arizona to be free from discrimination in housing based on race, color, national origin, religion, or gender. Landlords can also not discriminate against persons with disabilities, and must make reasonable accommodations for those disabilities.

Finally, tenants are legally protected from arbitrary eviction. Landlords generally must have a very good reason to evict a tenant before the lease agreement reaches the end of its term (at this point, they are of course allowed to decline to renew the lease). Of course, if the tenant breaches the lease agreement (such as by failing to pay rent, damaging the property, or violating other reasonable rules the landlord has put in the lease), the landlord, like a party to any other contract, is free to terminate the agreement and evict the breaching tenant.

Find the Right Lawyer Now

Find a Pima County Lawyer that Specializes in Your Area of Need:

Can a Pima County, Arizona Landlord/Tenant Lawyer Help?

Landlords and tenants almost always prefer to avoid conflict. In a perfect world, tenants would pay rent on time, and landlords would always provide the services that they're being paid for. As we know, the world isn't perfect. When circumstances demonstrate the world's imperfection, a Pima County, Arizona real estate attorney can help, whether you're a landlord or a tenant.

Landlord & Tenant Attorneys in the Largest AZ Cities

Show Arizona Cities

Landlord & Tenant Lawyers in Other Arizona Cities and Towns


Find the Right Lawyer Now

Top Rated Lawyers

View attorney profiles and see how other LegalMatch users rate attorneys that may respond to your case.

Real Estate, Housing & Property Law Lawyer
LegalMatch Real Estate, Housing & Property Law Lawyer Walter G.

Walter G.

UNION, NJ

Real Estate, Housing & Property Law

Rating (1 users) *****
See Reviews
Business - Litigation Lawyer
LegalMatch Business - Litigation Lawyer Matthew C.

Matthew C.

COWETA, GA

Business - Litigation

Rating (1 users) ***
See Reviews
Family Law Lawyer
LegalMatch Family Law Lawyer David B.

David B.

WESTCHESTER, NY

Family Law

Rating (11 users) *****
See Reviews
Family Law Lawyer
LegalMatch Family Law Lawyer William L.

William L.

FAYETTE, IN

Family Law

Rating (1 users) ****
See Reviews

Need a Real Estate Lawyer?

No obligation - Lawyers compete for your case. Choose your issue & get started now:

Pima County landlord lawyer, Pima County landlord attorney, Pima County landlord lawyers, Pima County landlord attorneys, landlord attorney in Pima County, Pima County tenant lawyer, Pima County tenant attorney, Pima County tenant lawyers, Pima County tenant attorneys, tenant attorney in Pima County