Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: If my low income apartment does not pass inspection do i have to pay rent?

Answer: This is for informational purposes only; you may want to contact an attorney for legal advice. Under A.R.S. 33-1324. Landlord to maintain fit premises A. The landlord shall: 1. Comply with the requirements of applicable building codes materially affecting health and safety as prescribed in section 9-1303. Under A.R.S. 33-1361. Noncompliance by the landlord: A. Except as provided in this chapter, if there is a material noncompliance by the landlord with the rental agreement, including a material falsification of the written information provided to the tenant, the tenant may deliver a written notice to the landlord specifying the acts and omissions constituting the breach and that the rental agreement will terminate upon a date not less than ten days after receipt of the notice if the breach is not remedied in ten days. If there is a noncompliance by the landlord with section 33-1324 materially affecting health and safety, the tenant may deliver a written notice to the landlord specifying the acts and omissions constituting the breach and that the rental agreement will terminate upon a date not less than five days after receipt of the notice if the breach is not remedied in five days. This means that you can only terminate your lease/rent if the landlord violates a material term of the lease, and does not fix it within the time limits specified in the laws above. If your apartment complex does not pass inspection, it does not mean you can stop paying rent.

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