What Options Does a Landlord Have When a Tenant Intentionally Damages a Rental House?
A.R.S. Section 33-322 states;
“Removal or intentional and material alteration or damage of any part of a building, the furnishings thereof, or any permanent fixture, by or at the instance of the tenant, without written permission of the landlord or his agent, is a class 2 misdemeanor.”
Essentially, if your Arizona tenant intentionally damages your property they may be arrested and charged with a crime. Often when I am speaking with Arizona landlords they express the fear of a tenant trashing their property. The good news is that rarely do tenants intentionally damage a property out of spite. Though tenants often damage properties because of how careless and dirty they are while living in the home.
If your Arizona tenant has intentionally damaged your rental property then contact the Dunaway Law Group at 480-702-1608 or message us HERE.
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