For the record I have never paid the rent late or violated any provision of my lease.
Scott Helmer of Rim Country Guns has performed a wrongful lockout of by the bucket
As a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission for the town of Payson scott helmer should be ashamed of himself for performing an unlawful lockout on his own commercial tennant.
Wrongful Lock-0ut – The Landlord’s Liability If the landlord’s lock-out is wrongful, the landlord may be liable for any damages the tenant sustains as a result of the wrongful lockout. As noted, if the landlord’s lockout involves a breach of the peace, the landlord may be guilty of forcible entry and detainer. A.R.S. § 12-1171. The landlord may also be held guilty of forcible entry and detainer where the tenant was legally entitled to possession.Gangadean v. Erickson, 17 Ariz. App. 131, 495 P.2d 1338, (1972). Emotional distress and/or punitive damages may also be recovered where excessive force or other outrageous conduct is used to reacquire possession. Country Escrow Serv. v. Janes, 121 Ariz. 511, 591 P.2d 999 (App.1979). A tenant can also sue for lost future profits on the theory that the wrongful closure of its business resulted in a loss of good will.
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