Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: Can the Landlord charge us for water even though it has been turned off for 2 days (December 1st and 2nd) due to a pipe bursting. We had no control over this and as a result they are still gonna charge us even though we have no running water in the apts for 2 days. What can we do?

Answer: A landlord is required to do the following under Arizona law. A.R.S. §§ 33-1322 – 1324.
•Provide the tenant with the name and address of the property’s owner and manager
•Provide the tenant with a free copy of the Arizona Landlord and Tenant Act
•Provide the tenant with a signed copy of the lease •Provide the tenant with possession of the residence
•Comply with applicable building codes
 •Make necessary repairs so that the residence is habitable •Keep common areas clean
 •Maintain all electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning equipment •Provide for the removal of trash
 •Supply running water and reasonable amounts of hot water

You may need to consult with an attorney for advice.

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  • Can the Landlord charge us for water even though it has been turned off for 2 days (December 1st and 2nd) due to a pipe bursting. We had no control over this and as a result they are still gonna charge us even though we have no running water in the apts for 2 days. What can we do?

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