My question involves an eviction in the state of: Arizona. I was subleasing for 7 months when suddenly I'm locked out. My roommate lost his job and didn't want the apartment anymore. He apparently relinquished the lease. So I let the complex know what was going on and they didn't care. My next step was Service by Mail to the apartment to let him know the lockout was illegal and I wanted my things. The apartment complex then contacted me and offered the apartment to me if I signed a lease. So I signed one on the 9th, paid the application fee and they ran my credit. I called them and let them know I was in the hospital (emergency surgery) on the 10th. They called back and left a message saying we know you're in the hospital but need more information. Between then and the 20th I was in the hospital. The day I was released I went back to the apartment to finally access my things, went inside and 1 hour later was evicted by the constable! I called the office in SHOCK! They hung up on me. The paperwork had my roommate's name crossed out and mine written next to it. At which point the constable said it seemed incredibly strange and he'd never seen anything like it. So long story short the complex management had taken my roommate to court for "holdover damages and fees" because my things remained in the locked apartment. Yep, the very possessions I'd been trying to get. The new lease was a ruse to obtain my info and hold me responsible for those perceived "damages ". My questions are: How can they sue me if i was never even on the original lease? Can they just cross his name out and write mine in? Can they run my credit and cash my check with no intention of letting me live there? Can they leave me a voicemail which I still have THE DAY OF COURT saying they know I'm in the hospital, asking for more info to complete my application? It was denied by the way....because I had an eviction FROM THEM on my credit. Help!