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The Importance of the Legal Class of your property!

The Importance of the Legal Class of your property!
What you don’t know CAN hurt you!  There are many laws and requirements associated with renting a property.  Each state, county, and even city is unique.  And unfortunately, saying “well, I didn’t know” does not exempt you from the sometimes harsh consequences.  For example, if you have a residential rental in Maricopa County, you are required to register it with the Maricopa County Assessor’s office.  Here is their website: 
It’s easy and the fee is just $10.  The form can be filled out and payment made online, or you can print the form and mail it in with a check.  If you fail to register your residential rental property with the Maricopa County Assessor’s office, “the city or town may impose a civil penalty in the amount of $150 per day for each day of violation” ( In addition to hefty fines, the tenant at your property can legally terminate the lease at any time if your property is not listed as a residential rental property!  In addition to breaking the lease with just 10 day’s notice to you, you would be required to return all pre-paid rent to the tenant.
With so many rules and regulations surrounding property rentals, it’s nice to know that there is a professional Phoenix Property Manager can help you navigate your way through these tricky situations.