Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: my room mate is holding my belongings and won't release them until I pay $1500 to him is this legal

Answer: The landlord/tenant act abolished "distraint for rent" meaning that a landlord cannot hold onto a tenant's property to force payment of back rent. ARS 33-1372 B  Unless your roommate has a specific legal interest in the property they cannot hold onto it. This is equivalent to theft by conversion and you should be able to seek the assistance of law enforcement.

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