Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: After signing my lease agreement and after moving in, my landlord had some guy come to the house to do a stucco job due to termites. We were not aware of the house having termite until after we were settled in. The guy said he would come back to work on the house because he needed the landlord signature to start the repairs. Well I guess my landlord never signed the paper because the guy never returned. It has been months and we still have termites. What can I do in this situation.

Answer: If the termite infestation is affecting your health and safety it would be considered a "material non-compliance with the rental agreement". In such a case, under the Landlord/Tenant Act, you can write a letter to the landlord specifying the issues and telling them they have 10 days to cure the breach or you will consider the rental agreement terminated.(A.R.S. 33-1361 A).

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  • After signing my lease agreement and after moving in, my landlord had some guy come to the house to do a stucco job due to termites. We were not aware of the house having termite until after we were settled in. The guy said he would come back to work on the house because he needed the landlord signature to start the repairs. Well I guess my landlord never signed the paper because the guy never returned. It has been months and we still have termites. What can I do in this situation.

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