Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: I am renting to own my house, I have lived here for 20 years. I have a problem with my air conditioning unit and other problems with the house. Is it the Landlord's duty to fix the problems or is it mine. I do not own the property yet.

Answer:

The Residential Tenancies Act of 1997 states that a landlord is obligated to maintain the premises in good repair and in a fit state to live (clause 55). They are also required to make repairs when necessary (clause 57). However, it also states that a tenant must keep the place clean and not damage the premises (clause 63). So, if a tenant is living in a house or apartment for an extended period of time, it is likely it is not a pre-existing problem, but rather, one the tenant caused. In this case, it would be the tenant's responsibility. http://www.tenantsact.org.au/FAQRetrieve.aspx?ID=36428&Q

Revised:

 

According the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (A.R.S TITLE 33 CHAPTER 10) states that a Landlord is obligated to maintain all electrical, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning equipment (A.R.S. § 33-1324).

For more information you may want to take a look at the Landlord Tenant Rights and Responsibilities Article.

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