Basic Arizona Landlord-Tenant Law: Pitfalls for Property Managers
This class will discuss the protections Arizona law has instituted for tenants, the uses to which savvy tenants (and tenant attorneys) can put these protections, and how landlords and property managers can structure their rental agreements and interactions with tenants to avoid common pitfalls.
The following topics will be covered:
- Residential Landlord Tenant Act & Exclusions
- Ensure Compliance with City and State law
- Disclose! Go beyond what the law requires
- Screening to select your best tenant – Legal criteria vs. Discrimination
- Scope of Rental: What exactly are you renting?
ADRE Renewal: 3 hours Real Estate Legal Issues credit
Instructor: Daniel Barker
Landlord/Tenant: Reinvent Your Residential Lease & Attorney Recommended Best Practices
Want to lean about short-term rental agreements (VRBO, HomeAway, etc.)? Don’t have a rental agreement? Don’t have all notices required by state and federal law?
No problem! By the end of the course, you will receive a link to:
(1) A FREE Arizona residential rental agreement that has all required notices
(2) Some FREE Arizona landlord/tenant forms.
The following topics will be covered:
- Short-term rental agreements (for VRBO, HomeAway, etc.)
- Where to get a “good” Arizona residential rental agreement
- How to improve your existing Arizona residential rental agreement
- Contract provisions that are guaranteed to improve your rental agreement and get the landlord more money
- Requirements for in-state and out-of-state landlord
ADRE Renewal: 3 hours Contract Law credit
Instructor: Carlton Casler, Esq.
Your Property Management Instructors
Carlton Casler, Esq.
Attorney at Law • Owner of the CASLER LAW OFFICE • Owner of the Casler School of Real Estate • Licensed Arizona Real Estate Broker • Author of real estate books and reference guides • One of the leading authorities on Landlord/Tenant law in Arizona.
Daniel G. Barker
Daniel G. Barker has been a member of the law firm of Remick West-Watt, PLC since June 2016, practicing in the areas of Real Estate, Landlord-Tenant, Family Law, Civil Litigation, and Business Law. Daniel graduated from the William & Mary College of Law and was admitted to the Arizona Bar in 2011. He worked for Southern Arizona Legal Aid for four years, assisting low-income clients with a wide variety of legal matters including Landlord-Tenant and Civil Litigation. In addition to his legal experience, Daniel has a diverse background, including working for a major workers’ compensation insurer, a mortgage loan originator, and a dotcom.
Sue is a Branch Manager and Associate Broker for West USA Realty. She is a Board member of the Phoenix Association of REALTORS®, Director of the Arizona Association of REALTORS®. She served as the 2013 President of the Arizona Association of REALTORS® and was honored by AAR with the 2013 Arizona REALTOR® of the Year and then in 2015 bestowed by AAR with the Arthur G Crozier Distinguished Service Award. She currently serves on AAR’s Legislative, Legislative & Political Affairs, Professional & Business Development & Professional Standards Committees, and a member of the Risk Management Committee’s Workgroup working on development of all Property Management forms for AAR. She was 2004 Glendale (now WEMAR) REALTOR® of the Year; regularly teaches continuing education classes for the state and still loves the real estate profession after 24 years.
Debbie Hightower grew up in Northwest Tucson and was raised in a Real Estate family. Over the years she worked in her family’s Property Management business. In 1990 she achieved her degree in Business Administration, and followed in 2000 with a Master’s in Business Administration. She has eleven years of experience in Property Management and brings a depth of experience from her past. She has a passion to teach and is looking forward to educating the Property Management Community
Jeffrey Laass was a Real Property Agent with the County of San Bernardino providing real estate services for every department within the County. He was a Senior Property Manager with Ryan Companies, a commercial real estate firm providing design-build construction, real estate development, and real estate management services. Mr. Laass was the Vice President of Property Management at NAI NP Dodge Commercial, a commercial real estate company in Omaha, Nebraska, managing 1.7M sq.ft. and was a Senior Real Estate Manager for CBRE/MEGA, responsible for the management of one million square feet. Mr. Laass has more than 15 years of commercial real estate experience in office, medical office, industrial, retail, self-storage and multifamily management as well as construction, accounting and financial reporting experience. He has written tenant handbooks and established policy and procedures regarding accounts payable and receivable, emergencies, and staff training. He has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, M Ed from Boston University and three real estate management industry designations.
Mike has been involved in property management since 1996 when he joined Bennett Property Management. From 1996 to 2007 he managed between 100 and 250 units, handling all the day to day operations. In 2007 he took over as office manager / chief financial officer for Bennett Property Management, overseeing all the accounting and data entry staff. He is also responsible for maintaining the phone system, computer server, office network and workstations. He was the local NARPM chapter treasurer 2005 – 2009 and the Phoenix Chapter president for 2010. He achieved the NARPM RMP designation in 2008, the MPM designation in 2011, and was instrumental in BPM becoming Arizona’s first CRMC recognized company. He became a NARPM certified instructor in 2012 and teaches accounting classes throughout Arizona and to other NARPM chapters
Steve Schultz, MPM®, RMP®
Steve graduated with honors from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. After working for a major corporation, he decided he wanted to build his own company. He began by building his own portfolio of residential rental properties. As he built his residential rental portfolio, he also wanted to create a property management company that would maximize the interests of the property owner. That is how Blue Fox Properties was born. Steve is the Designated Broker and Owner of Blue Fox Properties in Tucson, AZ. Blue Fox Properties specializes 100% in managing residential properties, primarily single family homes. Steve has been selected as 1 of only 6 instructors from across Arizona to teach the Arizona Association of Realtors’, Certified Residential Property Manager (CRPM®) courses. In addition, he is a state certified instructor of property management continuing education courses in Arizona. He served as the 2017 President of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®). He is also a national speaker, instructor and author.
Geoffrey K. Ulreich
Geoffrey Ulreich is a member of the law firm Remick West-Watt, PLC. He joined the firm in 2013, and practices in a variety of fields, with a focus on complex cases. He is first and foremost a litigator, but practices in many different fields of law, including real estate, business law, contract law, family law, landlord/tenant, trust and estates, guardianship and conservator-ship, and general litigation.
Dax R. Watson is the managing partner of the Phoenix, Arizona office of Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer, Garin, P.C. His practice is focused in commercial litigation with an emphasis in real estate matters and professional liability defense. In his capacity as a defense attorney, Mr. Watson defends professionals in the fields of real estate, law, accounting, architecture, and engineering. He also defends officers, directors and employers in employment practice liability disputes. Mr. Watson is approved to teach legal issues, agency and disclosure, and property management by the Arizona Department of Real Estate. In this capacity, Mr. Watson regularly teaches risk-reduction classes and seminars to and for real estate Brokers throughout the state of Arizona. Mr. Watson’s classes are set up and delivered in a fun format, including mock trial classes and a Talk Show style class.