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,…

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speeding

Question: We leased our Gilbert home last summer while we were in Europe. One week after we moved back into our home, we got a notice from the HOA of a $150 fine against us because our tenant had been speeding in the community. We contacted the HOA to determine why the tenant was not…

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dog bite

Question: We own a rental home in Peoria. Last week our tenant’s German Shepherd escaped through a hole in the fence, and seriously injured a neighbor’s four-year-old son. In a recent column you said that under Arizona law the owner of a dog has strict liability for a dog bite. The tenant is saying, however,…

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