ARTICLES & NEWS

RECENT ARTICLES

Do I make lease payments during a “shelter-in-place” order?

By Cameron Combs | March 25, 2020

Question: Our real estate brokerage firm in Phoenix leases a small office building. Our lease is up at the end of July of this year, and I have been negotiating with the landlord for a one-year extension. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, however, I am questioning whether I should sign a one-year extension. In fact, having many of my employees work from their homes the past two weeks has been so successful that I may significantly downsize the office. Last week when I spoke to the landlord he said that, if Governor Ducey issues an executive order mandating Arizonans to “shelter-in-place,” then all non-essential businesses will be closed, including our office building, and that he would have to lock us out of the building.  As I said above, many of my brokers and agents have been working from home, but I have been going into the office with minimal staff…

Read More >>
Community Center

Developer Has Sold the Community Center

By Christopher Combs | March 22, 2020

Question: We purchased our new home in a Chandler subdivision six years ago. At the time of our purchase we received a brochure from the homebuilder stating that one of the benefits of our purchase was the community center which could be used for recreational and social activities. After all of the homes in the subdivision were sold by the developer, the developer deeded the community center to the owner of an adjoining golf course for a golf maintenance building. I always thought that, if the homebuilder’s brochure stated that a certain item such as a brand name microwave would be included with the home, the homebuilder was required to provide that type of brand name microwave. Wouldn’t that principle also apply to the statement in the homebuilder’s brochure that one of the benefits to a homeowner was the community center? Answer: If the homebuilder’s brochure represented that the community…

Read More >>

What Our Clients Are Saying

They were genuinely concerned about our welfare, they are competent and knowledgeable. The office is beautiful and a nice environment. It was well worth the money and we really liked working with Mr. Combs and also the paralegal.

Everyone at your firm was kind, professional, knowledgeable, and knows how to treat clients with compassion and empathy with what they are going through. Holly and Chris are a powerhouse legal team. Thank you!

Your firm handled and interpreted our situation in a very helpful way that was not needlessly unpleasant and expensive. Thank you very much for all of your help in assisting us in a very complex real estate issue.