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FAQ - Evictions

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

My landlord filed a lawsuit against me.  Can I continue to live here if I pay everything that is owed?

Yes.  If a lawsuit has been filed for not paying rent, the tenant can stop it and continue living in the residence by paying all rent now due, any late fees, attorney fees and court costs.  After a judgment has been granted, reinstatement of the lease is solely in the discretion of the landlord.  Inability to pay rent is not a legal defense and the judge cannot give more time to pay, even if the tenant is having financial problems.


Legal Info Sheet - Non-Payment of Rent

Legal Info Sheet - After an Eviction Judgment