Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: 2 of the burners on my stove have gone out. I notified management who is just going to replace it instead of repairing it. They sent someone to remove the stove on Thursday 9/24/15. It is now Saturday 9/26/15 and we have no stove. The vendor says it will be Tuesday 9/29/15 before we have a stove. Can i turn in receipts for food expenses while we are without a stove? Rent is due on 10/1/15 and I'd like to subtract a reasonable amount from my rent for these expenses since I can't cook at home.

Answer: You are able to turn in receipts to your landlord and ask for reimbursement. If they refuse, you may be able to take legal action via Small Claims Court assuming you are able to prove that the appliance stopped working and that you made reasonable attempts to get your landlord to repair or replace the appliance. Please contact a licensed attorney who will be able to assist you throughout the process. This link provided is the Arizona Tenants’ Rights and Responsibilities Handbook: https://www.azag.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/TenantRightsResponsibilities.pdf

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  • 2 of the burners on my stove have gone out. I notified management who is just going to replace it instead of repairing it. They sent someone to remove the stove on Thursday 9/24/15. It is now Saturday 9/26/15 and we have no stove. The vendor says it will be Tuesday 9/29/15 before we have a stove. Can i turn in receipts for food expenses while we are without a stove? Rent is due on 10/1/15 and I'd like to subtract a reasonable amount from my rent for these expenses since I can't cook at home.

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