Notary Services

The State Legislature passed SB1030 last year allowing for Remote Online Notarization in Arizona. Due to Covid19, the Governor issued Executive Order 2020-26 allowing for remote online notarization to be used beginning April 10, 2020. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding remote notarization and the requirements associated with it.

Webinar with TAR

Thank you to TAR for allowing me to present at your recent Webinar regarding COVID 19.  I am attaching a link to the webinar below.  As always, please remember each case is unique and the information provided here may not apply to your particular case.  Furthermore, viewing of this video does not create an attorney client relationship with Edmondson Law PC or Blythe Edmondson.  

Flyer and Documents for Landlords with Tenants Affected by COVID19

Below is a link to forms Landlords can provide tenants affected by COVID19.  Use of these forms does not create an attorney client relationship with Edmondson Law PC or Blythe Edmondson.  Use of these forms is at your own risk.  With the laws changing frequently it is possible some portions of these forms or all of these forms may be outdated.  Additionally, as each situation is different these forms may not be appropriate for every tenant.   Tenant Letter and Notice to landlord form

Prohibition of Small Business Commercial Evictions in Arizona

State of Arizona Executive Order 2020-21 Prohibiting Small Business Evictions Effective April 6, 2020 and retroactive to March 11, 2020 Commercial Landlords in the State of Arizona are prohibited from evicting Small Businesses for nonpayment of rent in the following conditions. A Small Business is any business that is eligible for the Federal Paycheck Protection Program. (This is most businesses with fewer than 500 employees.) A Commercial Eviction Action includes lock outs, notices to vacate or any other attempt to inhibit the operations of a business. For a tenant to be eligible for the Eviction Prohibition, a Tenant shall notify...

What Does COVID19 mean for Landlords Webinar Follow Up

Thank you to everyone who attended the Webinar on April 6th What Does COVID19 mean for Landlords.  There were several questions which required a little additional research and some that came in after we closed the Webinar.   Webinar questions: If a property has some section 8 tenants and some non-section 8 tenants and the property does not have a federally subsidized loan, can I give notices to the non-section 8 tenants? Section 4024 states that the Eviction Moratorium and its provisions apply to any property that “participates in a covered housing program.”  If a Unit therefore is not Section...


Text of CARES Act I have highlighted just a few provisions of the CARES Act that I believe will be most relevant to my clients.  I have further information on the below brief descriptions and would be happy to provide them. However, to keep this post “brief” I am only providing only bullet point information. Business Assistance and Updates The CARES Act offers various forms of assistance for individuals and businesses.  Businesses may apply for Economic Industry Disaster Loans (EIDL) Apply for EIDL or Paycheck Protection Loans Paycheck Protection.  Paycheck Protection Loans are processed through your Bank and as of...

Evictions as of March 30, 2020

The Pima County Justice Court is processing evictions, but court dates are being set out in May at the present time except for Immediate and Irreparable Actions which are being set for hearing now due the nature of the underlying issue. The Pima County Superior Court is continuing to process eviction actions and hold hearings.  The filing fees and costs are higher in Superior Court, but we can obtain a hearing on any eviction action in a timelier manner in Superior Court.  Please contact our office with any questions or concerns.  We are happy to discuss the best options for...

RE Governor’s Executive Order delaying the Execution of Writs of Restitution

March 26, 2020   Many misconceptions are flying around Executive Order 2020-14 issued by Governor Ducey this week regarding Postponement of Eviction Actions.  Here is what Landlords and Tenants need to know.   The Order stops the Constable or Sheriff from Serving a Writ of Restitution between March 24, 2020 and for 120 days thereafter only if the following conditions are met: The Tenant must provide the Landlord with proper written documentation evidencing their COVID-19 hardship (as further outlined below) and provide written notice to the Landlord of their hardship and acknowledge that contractual terms of the lease remain in...

Resources Flyer for Clients during COVID 19 Pandemic

Please click on the link below for our Resources Flyer.  It includes links to help with payment of rent and utilities, grocery services and food services for children and seniors, and a few fun Tucson things to do while we all participate in Social Distancing.  Please feel free to pass this flyer along to anyone who may find it useful.  We will be updating it periodically.  The last updated dated is on the last page of the flyer. Resources Flyer 3.26.20 Resources Flyer

Court Status with COVID 19

Court Status re COVID 19 We have received notice from the Courts regarding their anticipated status for the near future. Pima County Superior Court:  The Superior Court remains open.  Hearings are continuing, although most hearings are being either reset or held telephonically/video conferencing.  The court is limiting people being admitted to the building and requesting that anything that can be done remotely be dropped in a filing drop box outside or filed on-line. Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts:  The Courts are closed for civil matters.  They are accepting filings, but all hearings are being set 30 days out and currently...