PHOENIX — The Arizona House has given final approval to a bill requiring
landlords to notify tenants when their property enters foreclosure.
House Bill 2281 amends the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act to
require the owner to provide written notice to tenants within 5 business days of
receiving a formal notice of trustee’s sale. The law previously only required
notice if a provision was in the lease.
The bill is sponsored by Rep. Steve Smith of Maricopa. He pushed the bill
because renters complained that landlords gave them no notice before they were
told to leave because the property had been taken over by a bank.
The House passed the bill on a 54-2 vote Wednesday. A final Senate vote is
required before the bill goes to Gov. Jan. Brewer.