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Christopher Charles

When Disputes Arise from Construction

When Disputes Arise from Construction

By | Real Estate

While building projects are often sources of positive anticipation, they also have a tricky tendency to go sideways in any number of ways. This can result in unfortunate frustration and disillusionment, particularly when projected completion dates come and go while construction shows no sign of being finished. Disputes are common in construction; they can have serious effect on the relationships between property owner and contractor, and at times real estate litigation may prove the only way forward. Read More

When is an Arizona Landlord Not Allowed to Access Rental Properties?

When is an Arizona Landlord Not Allowed to Access Rental Properties?

By | Real Estate

Arizona’s Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is the primary source of regulations surrounding the relationship between parties to a rental agreement—as modified or specified by any contracts between the parties. Some landlords go into the relationship with an incomplete concept of the ways that their ownership property rights are altered by the new rights that inhere to a renter. A landlord is, generally, permitted the right to access the property they are renting. But there are some restrictions that are fully enforceable by a tenant as against a landlord, and the landlord would do best to be aware of these.

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FORCE MAJEURE, COVID-19, AND REAL ESTATE CONTRACTS

By | Real Estate

Why are real estate contracts so long?  The initial REALTOR® Residential Resale Real Estate Purchase Contact was about one page – today, it is ten pages, not including the various addenda and disclosure forms.  Excellent contract drafting aims to memorialize the parties’ agreement, including their rights and responsibilities, and tries to anticipate future events to minimize uncertainty and avoid conflict.

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Landlords and Tenants—Which Laws Apply in Arizona?

Landlords and Tenants—Which Laws Apply in Arizona?

By | Real Estate

The relationships between landlords and their tenants span the gamut from close (even familial or living in the same space) to the dreaded (and illegal) slumlord-tenant scenario. Naturally, someone considering becoming an investor in real property with the intent to engage in this active form of investment will want to become familiar with the laws in Arizona that pertain to landlord-tenant relations.

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