Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: Moved into renovated home was to be done by 6/18 (day moved in). Upon arrival; 2 baseball size holes in 2 windows & piles of trash under carport. Due to incorrect measurements windows would be another week. Week1 dryer vent had to be re-cut, electrician rewired house due to fire hazard. Week2 plumbing unable to do laundry 2weeks now, family has to share 1 bathroom, windows not replaced. Week3 windows replaced 7/1–7/6, plumbing on hold to find better price (laundry?), & still sharing bathroom. Was given 1 months free rent but asking us to pay full electricity bill. What are her obligations?

Answer:

The following is provided as general information.

The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act addresses matters concerning the landlord/tenant relationship. The Act is found in Title 33, Chapter 10 of the Arizona Revised Statutes, and can be referenced for additional questions. Title 33, Chapter 3 also contains laws pertaining to landlords and tenants. ARS 33-1324 states that the landlord shall maintain fit premises. The landlord shall “maintain in good and safe working order and condition all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and other facilities and appliances.” See ARS 33-1361, which adresses remedies for noncompliance in regards to ARS 33-1324.

For more information see this article on Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities. Housing issues can be very complex; thus, for detailed legal advice see an attorney.

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  • Moved into renovated home was to be done by 6/18 (day moved in). Upon arrival; 2 baseball size holes in 2 windows & piles of trash under carport. Due to incorrect measurements windows would be another week. Week1 dryer vent had to be re-cut, electrician rewired house due to fire hazard. Week2 plumbing unable to do laundry 2weeks now, family has to share 1 bathroom, windows not replaced. Week3 windows replaced 7/1–7/6, plumbing on hold to find better price (laundry?), & still sharing bathroom. Was given 1 months free rent but asking us to pay full electricity bill. What are her obligations?

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