Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: We did not find any results for 'I gave my landlord 2 months rent in advance. A few weeks later he told me i owed the electric bill so he took my money and put it on that. I specifically told him it was for two months rent. Plus i just found out he was double charging me on the electric every month. Now he is saying i owe him rent for this month, i dont feel i should have to pay it, i gave him 1800$ FOR RENT. Hes threatening to take me to court, can he evict me for this?'

Answer: This question is difficult to answer without looking at your rental agreement or the communications with your landlord. A landlord can charge seperately for utililites. If they do so the rental agreement must "contain a specific description of...the method used to allocate utility costs".(ARS 33-1314.01 G) (this case be viewed at the website of the Secretary of State www.azsos.gov). If you have documentation that the payment was for rent then it should be allocated for rent and not utilities. However, you could be evicted for failing to pay utilities as well as for failure to pay rent. If you went to court the landlord would have to prove both the amout of rent and utilites owed.

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  • We did not find any results for 'I gave my landlord 2 months rent in advance. A few weeks later he told me i owed the electric bill so he took my money and put it on that. I specifically told him it was for two months rent. Plus i just found out he was double charging me on the electric every month. Now he is saying i owe him rent for this month, i dont feel i should have to pay it, i gave him 1800$ FOR RENT. Hes threatening to take me to court, can he evict me for this?'

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