• Getting Past Thompson v. Harris: A New Standard of Constructive Eviction in Arizona
  • October 26, 2012 | Author: Donald W. Hudspeth
  • Law Firm: The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth, P.C. - Phoenix Office
  • In 1969 the Arizona Court of Appeals decided Thompson v Harris. Thompson the famous (or infamous) welding shop case, dramatically illustrates the traditional rule that a landlord has no duty to one tenant to correct the nuisance activities of another. Put more legalistically the case holds that a "landlord's obligation under a covenant of quiet enjoyment ... does not extend to acts of other tenants or third parties unless such acts are performed on behalf of the landlord or by one claiming paramount title.''