Bill Text: AZ HB2573 | 2016 | Fifty-second Legislature 2nd Regular | Introduced
Bill Title: Recoverable costs; contested dwelling actions
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: (Introduced) 2016-02-04 - Referred to House JUD Committee [HB2573 Detail]
REFERENCE TITLE: recoverable costs; contested dwelling actions
State of Arizona
House of Representatives
Second Regular Session
amending title 12, chapter 8, article 14, Arizona Revised Statutes, by adding section 12‑1364; relating to purchaser dwelling actions.
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Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Arizona:
Section 1. Title 12, chapter 8, article 14, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 12-1364, to read:
12-1364. Dwelling action; attorney fees, expert witness fees and taxable costs
In any contested dwelling action, the court may award the successful party reasonable attorney fees, reasonable expert witness fees and taxable costs. If the judgment finally obtained is less than or less favorable than the repairs or replacements and offers made by the seller pursuant to section 12‑1363, the seller is deemed to be the successful party. If the judgment finally obtained is more than or more favorable than the repairs or replacements and offers made by the seller pursuant to section 12‑1363, the purchaser is deemed to be the successful party. This section does not alter, prohibit or restrict present or future contracts or statutes that may provide for attorney fees.