Landlord challenge to Arizona eviction moratorium denied by state Supreme Court

October 8, 2020

The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal filed by landlords to overturn the state’s eviction moratorium.

In August, the Arizona Multihousing Association, the Manufactured Housing Communities of Arizona and several rental owners filed to stop the state’s eviction ban, saying it was unconstitutional and violated apartment owners’ contracts with renters.

The Supreme Court declined to hear the case, saying it didn’t find a compelling reason why the legal dispute couldn’t be “initiated” in a lower court, according to an order filed Wednesday morning.

Landlords had asked the court to invalidate the moratorium that Gov. Doug Ducey had ordered March 24.

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