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