Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: What is the landlord's responsibility regarding termites?

Answer: Under the Arizona Tenant's Rights and Responsibilities Handbook (www.AZAG.GOV) you are entitled to: . Arizona law requires that the landlord do the following: 1. Meet the requirements of local building and health codes regarding the condition of your home; 2. Make repairs necessary to keep the home in a fit and livable condition; 3. Keep shared areas, such as hallways and playgrounds, clean and in a safe condition; 4. Keep all the electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and other facilities and appliances that are supplied by the landlord, in safe and working order; 5. Provide and maintain containers for the removal of trash and provide for the removal of the trash from the containers; 6. Supply running water and reasonable amounts of hot water, heating, and air conditioning or cooling, unless these services are exclusively controlled by you and supplied by a direct public utility connection. There is nothing specific regarding termites. You may want to consider contacting an attorney to see what you may want to do legally.

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