Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: I live in an apartment where utilities are included. My landlord shut off the heat last week is this legal?

Answer: http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ars/33/01364.htm

C. A landlord shall not terminate utility services as specified in subsection A of this section ( supply running water, gas or electrical service, or both if applicable, and reasonable amounts of hot water or heat, air-conditioning or cooling, where such units are installed and offered, or essential services) which are provided to the tenant as part of the rental agreement, except as necessary to make needed repairs or as provided in section 33-1368. Subsequent to the execution of the rental agreement, a landlord may not transfer the responsibility for payment of such utility services to the tenant without the tenant's written consent.

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