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Question: how can i get help with my land lord trying to charge me for the patio roof for leaking when soon as I seen it I told him about it? I have pics and emails from when I first told them about it in April 2015 and now its Nov 2015 and they just doing something about it?

Answer: This is for informational purposes only, you may want to contact an attorney for legal advice. Under A.R.S. 33-1324. Landlord to maintain fit premises A. The landlord shall: 1. Comply with the requirements of applicable building codes materially affecting health and safety as prescribed in section 9-1303. 2. Make all repairs and do whatever is necessary to put and keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition. 3. Keep all common areas of the premises in a clean and safe condition. Under A.R.S. 33-1363. Self-help for minor defects: A. If the landlord fails to comply with section 33-1324, and the reasonable cost of compliance is less than three hundred dollars, or an amount equal to one-half of the monthly rent, whichever amount is greater, the tenant may recover damages for the breach under section 33-1361, subsection B, or may notify the landlord of the tenant's intention to correct the condition at the landlord's expense. After being notified by the tenant in writing, if the landlord fails to comply within ten days or as promptly thereafter as conditions require in case of emergency, the tenant may cause the work to be done by a licensed contractor and, after submitting to the landlord an itemized statement and a waiver of lien, deduct from his rent the actual and reasonable cost of the work, not exceeding the amount specified in this subsection. So it is the landlord's responsibility to fix the leaking patio roof, but if he does not, you can follow the procedure outlined in the laws above to get it fixed, and deduct the amount from your rent.

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