Tenants left damage in apt., landlord won't pay security deposit

Ask a Lawyerwhat's this?


Country: United States of America
State: Arizona

I reside in GA but I have a rental property in AZ. The tenants moved out in Sept and left considerable damage and thus I did not return the Security deposit. They are threatening to take the case to court (small Claims I presume). They now live in TX. Here is my question: Will they have to physically return to AZ to file the complaint? And then return Again in 60 days for the trial? I am betting that if this is what they have to do, and then it's not worth their while. Also, if they do go file, would I have to physically go to AZ or could I send a representative on my behalf?


They normally would have to file there yes. You could send an attorney if you wish and not appear.
These questions and answers are provided by WORLDLawDirect.com. ©2000 - 2007 by WORLDLawDirect.com, Inc.