Oct 29, 2017

Exemptions from the Landlord Tenant Act

There are certain instances where the Arizona landlord and tenant act does not apply to a person living in a property. One of the exceptions to the rule is found in A.R.S. § 33-1308(2) which states:
"Occupancy under a contract of sale of a dwelling unit or the property of which it is a part, if the occupant is the purchaser or a person who succeeds to his interest."
This statute means that if a person is living in a house where there is a contract to purchase that house there is a buyer-seller relationship that exists between the two parties and not a landlord-tenant relationship. As such, the Arizona property owner is not required to make the repairs to the property that he would be otherwise required to make.

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