Pima County Eviction Updates

Beginning Monday, June 15, 2020, the Pima County Justice Court will no longer be using Judges Pro Tem to handle their eviction matters. The elected Justices of the Peace will handle the eviction matters on a rotating basis. We have had a set number of Pro Tem Judges handling evictions for the last few years, so this will be a change for parties and the courts. For the foreseeable future Eviction matters will continue to be held via Zoom. Things have gone relatively smoothly with the Zoom system. As always please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Fire in the Catalina Mountains

As 2020 continues to be a year of challenges and disasters, Pima County Landlords and Tenants face the potential of damage to residential units by the Big Horn Fire. The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has issued alerts warning some residents near the fire to be ready to evacuate. What does this mean for Landlords and Tenants? Landlords should notify tenants in these areas and confirm they are aware of the evacuation possibility. Tenants should prepare to evacuate if they are in the Evacuation areas. The Pima County Evacuation Plan is three steps. The first is READY by preparing to evacuate....

Attending Court Hearings via Zoom

The Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts is moving many hearings to a remote format through Zoom. We will notify you individually if your hearing has been adjusted to the Zoom format. To attend the Zoom hearing, you can do so either with or without video from a computer or audio only through a telephone call. Basic information is given below on these two methods. You are always welcome to attend your hearing and are encouraged to do so. If the matter is set for a non-compliance or immediate, we do need to have someone testify to the breaches of the...

Covid19 Updates for Pima County, Arizona as of April 29, 2020

Yesterday, Governor Ducey issued a New Executive Order, 2020-33. The Stay at Home is extended through May 15, 2020 with some small provisions allowing for the opening of retail stores in a limited manner on May 4th and May 8th. If you have any questions on an specific provisions of the order please let us know. https://lnkd.in/gseu7bh Pima County Court Updates: Pima County Superior Court: As of April 21, 2020 Jury trials will not be held in May of 2020. All jury trials are pushed until June 1, 2020 or later at the present time. The Court remains open for...

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. https://zoom.us/rec/share/xOAtDLzi9F9OeKPu03vdBpcaNL2-T6a81XQX8voPxRokkaLm4NaFXKgj-S96ZXOU  

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...