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CDC Protection Extended through January 31, 2021

Late last night, Congress officially passed an extension on the CDC Order (see the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021) extending its protection for tenants through January 31st of 2021.  Included in the bill is $25 billion in funding for rental assistance, however, it appears unlikely the funds will actually reach the hands of landlords and...

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Arizona Relief Funds for Landlords and Tenants

Governor Ducey announced yesterday an additional $2 million will be provided to tenants through the Arizona Department of Housing’s Rental Eviction Assistant Program for tenants in need of financial assistance due to COVID.  Additionally $5 million is being added to the Rental Property Owner Preservation Fund for both large and small property owners to help...

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Happy Constitution Day

Happy Constitution Day! A little relevant trivia: Approximately 11,770 amendments have been proposed to the US Constitution since its writing. Only 27 have ben adopted, a success rate of technically zero percent.

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Presidential Executive Order on Fighting the Spread of COVID-19 by Providing Assistance to Renters and Homeowners dated August 8, 2020

President Trump issued an Executive Order on August 8, 2020 regarding evictions with COVID.  The CARES Act expired on July 24, 2020 and there has been discussion in Washington regarding a possible extension of the Eviction Moratorium.  To date Congress has not come to an agreement leaving President Trump to issue his August 8, 2020...

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Property Manager Record Retention

The Arizona Legislature passed, and the Governor signed on June 5, 2020 SB1096 amending ARS 32-2175 Property management records; requirements; audits. Property Managers have always been required to maintain and keep records, but the amendments to ARS 32-2175 expand and clarify some of those requirements. The statute now requires property managers to keep the lease...