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When a licensed contractor fails to meet the Registrar of Contractor’s workmanship standards, a homeowner may file a Complaint with the Registrar of Contractors. The Registrar will have one of its inspectors inspect the work and if he agrees that the work is inadequate, a Corrective Work Order will be issued. The Contractor can either &hellip Read More
It may finally happen – foreigners may finally be able to own real property in the “Restricted Zone” without the use of a Mexican bank trust (“fideicomiso”). Recently, a Constitutional Commission of the Mexican Federal Congress voted in favor of an amendment to the Mexican Constitution which will allow foreigners to directly own rea Read More
A quiet title action seeks a judicial determination regarding the validity of adverse claims to title over a disputed real property. A.R.S. §12-1101 et seq. A quiet title action is generally brought when a person, entity or governmental body claims an interest in real property which is adverse to the interest of another. Typically, rather &hel Read More
Did you know you can waive the legal obligation to mitigate damages under a personal guaranty or security agreement? According to the Arizona Court of Appeals you can. Pi’Ikea, LLC v. Williamson, 234 Ariz. 284, 321 P.3d 449, 451 (Ct. App. 2014). A basic principle of the law of damages is that one who claims … Read More
Recently, the Arizona Court of Appeals made clear that Arizona’s Prompt Payment Act does not extend to architects, engineers and other (non-contractor) professionals who may be involved in a construction project. RSP Architects, Ltd. v. Five Star Development Resort Communities, LLC, 306 P.3d 93 (2013). RSP Architects sued Five Star Development Read More