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Question: Im rent an apartment for my son who is in school. His normal electric bill has been 54-59 dollars a month. His AC started having problems and the apartments handyman looked at it and said it was fine but in 2 1/2 months he ran up an $892.00 eletric bill. The manager finaly had a real repair man in and fixed it. Now the bill is back to normal. But they refuse to pay the bill. They just continue to tell us they dont reinburse for electrical. I cant pay the bill all at one time and now the electric company said they are going to turn off the power if not paid in full by June 29th. What can I do??

Answer:

The following is provided for general information only. To find out how the law applies to a specific situation, contact an attorney directly.

Unfortunately we cannot provide legal advice. You need to contact an attorney for specific legal advice to your issue. However, according to ARS 33-1324(A)(4) a landlord is required to maintain in good and safe working order a number of systems in the premises, including air conditioning.  Whether the landlord may or may not be able to be held legally responsible for those fees is a matter that will need to be addressed with an attorney, he or she can give you the relevant law and facts in this situation more scrutiny. 

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  • Im rent an apartment for my son who is in school. His normal electric bill has been 54-59 dollars a month. His AC started having problems and the apartments handyman looked at it and said it was fine but in 2 1/2 months he ran up an $892.00 eletric bill. The manager finaly had a real repair man in and fixed it. Now the bill is back to normal. But they refuse to pay the bill. They just continue to tell us they dont reinburse for electrical. I cant pay the bill all at one time and now the electric company said they are going to turn off the power if not paid in full by June 29th. What can I do??

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