Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: I made my property manager aware of plumbing issues and the foundation of the home caving, he said he'd send a plumber. He didn't and did nothing about the foundation, I'm currently renting a motel rm. How can I be protected by this? What laws protect me?

Answer: Our AZLAWHLEP.org has the Landlord Tenant Rights and Responsibilities at http://www.azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=3&sc=24&articleid=25. A landlord is required to do the following under Arizona law. A.R.S. §§ 33-1322 – 1324.

    Provide the tenant with the name and address of the property’s owner and manager
    Provide the tenant with a free copy of the Arizona Landlord and Tenant Act
    Provide the tenant with a signed copy of the lease
    Provide the tenant with possession of the residence
    Comply with applicable building codes
    Make necessary repairs so that the residence is habitable
    Keep common areas clean
    Maintain all electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning equipment
    Provide for the removal of trash
    Supply running water and reasonable amounts of hot water

There are things you can do to try and correct the problem with the landlord.  For information go to https://www.azag.gov/sites/default/files/sites/all/docs/civil-rights/fha/TenantRightsResponsibilities.pdf Information is provided on how to proceed if the landlord does not take care of the problem(s) regarding civil action.  You may also wish to speak with an attorney as to your rights.
 

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