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Photo Credit: Ian Hutchinson @ Unsplash The $900 billion coronavirus relief bill that became law Sunday evening offers important benefits for most employers, small businesses and families. Here are some of the highlights. STIMULUS PAYMENTS TO INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES Households will receive a maximum of $600 per adult and $600 for each child. The payments start phasing out when 2019 individual adjusted gross income exceeds $75,000 ($150,000 for married couples filing jointly) or when head-of-household…
Shutting down a boisterous short-term rental property is not easy, but the right combination of legal and administrative strategies may help restore peace and quiet to your neighborhood. A Serious Problem For neighbors, the consequences are real and serious. An “unruly gathering” can result in: increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic (including Uber and Lyft pickups and deliveries); parking congestion (on public and private property); noise from guests, vehicles, music, fireworks, etc.; public intoxication; trespassing (including…
Personal liability for a licensee’s poor workmanship or failure to pay should discourage individuals from serving as “qualifying party” without hands-on involvement. Under Arizona law amended in 2019, a registered contractor’s qualifying party is now responsible for any violations of state law specifically governing the licensing of contractors.[1]  A.R.S. 32-1127(B) states: “While engaged as the qualifying party for a licensee, the qualifying party is responsible for any violation of [Title 32, Chapter 10] by the…
Contractors can enjoy the PDA’s protections only if they are aware of their rights and obligations, and they comply with the requirements that the PDA imposes at each step of the process. Dwelling Action The PDA applies to all “dwelling actions” – any action “involving a construction defect brought by a purchaser against the seller of a dwelling arising out of or related to the design, construction, condition or sale of the dwelling.” While it…
Contractors can enjoy the PDA’s protections only if they are aware of their rights and obligations, and they comply with the requirements that the PDA imposes at each step of the process. Dwelling Action The PDA applies to all “dwelling actions” – any action “involving a construction defect brought by a purchaser against the seller of a dwelling arising out of or related to the design, construction, condition or sale of the dwelling.” While it…