Arizona REALTORS® Save Homeowners $20.2 million
While many industries suffered during the 2015 Arizona legislature’s budget cuts, the Arizona Association of REALTORS® was successful in protecting Arizona homeowners and businesses.
Each year the state rebates up to $600 to individual homeowners to offset their property taxes. When this rebate was threatened, the REALTORS® association successfully saved homeowners more than $20.2 million by protecting the rebate from state budget cuts.
In addition, the association lobbied to prohibit certain fees for residential services from being charged to anyone other than a person who physically resided at the property and received those services. A new law went into effect this year, titled “Responsibility of payment; utility services,” that prevents utilities and cities from holding small landlords liable for utility bills that their tenants sign up for and use.