Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: Someone set my apartment door on fire when I wasn't at home, so I made a police report and told the apartment manager. She informed me that I am responible for paying for the door even though I wasn't the one set it on fire. Can they make me pay for the door even though I wasn't there and didn't do it?

Answer: Under the Landlord/Tenant Act you have an obligation "to maintain the dwelling unit". This includes ensuring that neither you or your guests "deliberately or negligently destroy, deface, damage or remove any part of the premises".(ARS 33-1341 6. If you or your guests were not responsible for damage you should not be responsible for it.

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  • Someone set my apartment door on fire when I wasn't at home, so I made a police report and told the apartment manager. She informed me that I am responible for paying for the door even though I wasn't the one set it on fire. Can they make me pay for the door even though I wasn't there and didn't do it?

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