Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: We have lived here in an apt. type setting for 11 months. We are curious if we can break our lease based on several factors. One being that our dryer, which they supplied, has NEVER worked and shocks us (safety issue). We've complained on several occassions (including the month we moved in). Nothing has been done, and now we can't use our dryer. Or, the fact that there wasn't for at least 7 months, common area lights outside. Now there are....or the fact that my husband fell down in an area on the complex with no lights (outside apt. complex). HELP!

Answer:

You may want to review the article posted on this site about the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. You may also want to review the article on the Landlord and Tenant Relationship. Both of the listed articles will give you additional information on the landlord tenant laws in Arizona.

You can find the Arizona Revised Statutes that contain the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act beginning with A.R.S. § 33-1301. The landlord obligations begin with A.R.S. § 33-1321 and the remedies begin with A.R.S. § 33-1361.

To find out how these laws may apply to your situation, you may want to consult with an attorney directly.

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  • We have lived here in an apt. type setting for 11 months. We are curious if we can break our lease based on several factors. One being that our dryer, which they supplied, has NEVER worked and shocks us (safety issue). We've complained on several occassions (including the month we moved in). Nothing has been done, and now we can't use our dryer. Or, the fact that there wasn't for at least 7 months, common area lights outside. Now there are....or the fact that my husband fell down in an area on the complex with no lights (outside apt. complex). HELP!

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