Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: i just recently moved in to a new apartment and i noticed that my windows are made of plastic not glass when i asked if they would replace them because it doesnt feel safe i was told no. is it leagal to have plastic windows?

Answer:

Landlords must provide several things in exchange for rental payments. One of the most basic and important requirements is that your landlord provide you and your family with a healthy and safe living environment. Your living environment includes your apartment or home, and any common areas the landlord owns and holds open to residents.

Things Your Landlord Must Provide

The law specifically states:

• Your landlord must keep all appliances, which they supply, in working order.

 • Your landlord must provide you with a way to dispose of garbage.

• Your landlord must make it possible for you to receive running water, including hot water.

• Your landlord must supply everything they promised in the lease. They can only shut off your utilities in a few very limited situations.

You may want to look over your lease and see if there is anything in it regarding windows, and whether the landlord made any promises concerning them. For statutory information about Tenant rights and Landlord obligations please refer to Title 33 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. Landlord obligations begin with ARS § 33-1321.

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