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I need to negotiate more time to move. I’m in...

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28 Jun 2022

I need to negotiate more time to move. I’m in Arizona. The landlord wants me out as of July 1. He gave me the 30 day notice, but I’m going to need more time starting July 1 to move. What rights do I have in Arizona.
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28 Jun 2022

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28 Jun 2022
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
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Hello! Thanks for using JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** I am an attorney ready to answer your questions with top-quality service. Just a few quick things before we get started:

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What did the landlord say when you asked for more time?

28 Jun 2022
Customer reply
28 Jun 2022
I haven’t heard an answer yet, but what rights do I have to demand that I get at least 30 days to move, because the papers are due to close July 1. Thank you. I have someone else asking for me, because the landlord is So volatile and hates even talking to me.
28 Jun 2022
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28 Jun 2022
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney

Sure~! So I'm a little confused. You said that they already gave you 30 days right?

28 Jun 2022
Customer reply
28 Jun 2022
but I wanted to fight it, because I qualify for more rental relief, but he’s only going to do it if I move to another place that he owns. This place is already sold. To be honest, I thought he was bluffing, because he just said that to get back at me, because I’m on public assistance. He’s not bluffing, evidently, it is sold, but I still need more time to pack and move.
28 Jun 2022
Lawyer's response
28 Jun 2022
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney

Understood1 Do you have a lease agreement or have you been renting month to month?

28 Jun 2022
Customer reply
28 Jun 2022
Month to month.
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28 Jun 2022
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney

Understood! So you're just wondering what your rights are here, correct?

28 Jun 2022
Customer reply
28 Jun 2022
Yes
28 Jun 2022
Lawyer's response
28 Jun 2022
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney

Got it! I believe I have everything I need, but was there anything else you’d like to add before I answered? If not, I can begin working on your answer.

28 Jun 2022
Customer reply
28 Jun 2022
No, I am grateful for the service. Thank you.
28 Jun 2022
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28 Jun 2022
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney

Got it! I just need a little time to do some research and draft up a high-quality answer. I'll be with you as soon as possible. It won't be terribly long!

28 Jun 2022
Lawyer's response
28 Jun 2022
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney

So I don't have good news. Legally speaking, there isn't a way to guarantee more time. Not automatically. The law would generally allow them to refuse to renew the tenancy in Arizona, and needing more time to pack and move isn't a basis for getting more time. It sucks. This means that there are some important options you have to explore. You could:

  1. Find out specifically what the landlord may want to allow you to stay, even just a little longer. Sometimes, it’s just money, a promise that you may leave on a specific date, or something else;
  2. Try out justshelter.org; if you’re stuck in a position where you can’t find housing ASAP, this website helps you find suitable housing right away;
  3. Try 211.org;
  4. Try benefits.gov
  5. Family and friends can help in a pinch;
  6. Ask the landlord if they’d be willing to just keep your security deposit;
  7. Ask the landlord if they would just rent to you on a prorated basis (e.g. you only pay for the days you’re there);
  8. There is one upside to this situation though. The law generally prohibits landlords from physically removing tenants from the property or forcing tenants off the property by shutting off their lights, water, gas, or changing the locks without a court order. These are called “self-help” evictions and if a landlord engages in them, the landlord could be liable to the tenant for money damages. The law requires they sue you for the eviction, so if they want you out, they have to take you to court. The process for this can take months can you even have a chance to raise defenses to their eviction as well.
  9. Please let me know if this has answered your question fully. My goal is to ensure you’re satisfied with my service completely. Feel free to return here with additional questions or comments if you need more information, and thank you sincerely ***** ***** question and for using Just Answer as your source for legal information.

28 Jun 2022
Customer reply
28 Jun 2022
it was very helpful. Thank you again. At least I know what I am facing. Personally, I am in the middle of a doctoral program at Grand Canyon University, and this is pure evil on his part. I have been praying hard for him to change his mind, but greed has captured his heart. Thank you again, God bless you.
28 Jun 2022
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28 Jun 2022
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle

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