Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: HELLO IM ASKING FOR HELP WITH MY LANDLORD HE IS KICKING ME OUT FOR NONE PAYMENT OF WATER ,BUT I PAID 3HUNDREDANDTHIRTYEIGHT DOLLARS ON IT AND HE HAD IT TURNED OFF THE NEXT TWO DAYS LATER ,I DONT WANT TO LOOSE MT SECTION8 HOUSING ITS JUST MY MOM AND MYSELF AND I TAKE CARE OF HER SHE HAS BEEN GOING IN AND OUT OF THE HOSPITAL PLEASE HELP WITH THIS PLEASE

Answer: In Arizona, a landlord may seek an eviction (or “special detainer” action) by filing a petition with the court if and when (1) a tenant violates one of the tenant’s obligations (such as the obligation to pay rent or utilities in full and on time) and (2) as a result of this violation by the tenant the landlord wishes to retake possession of the rental unit (A.R.S. 33-1337). However, before the landlord may go to court to ask a judge for permission to retake possession and discontinue utility services, the landlord first must provide the tenant with written notice (A.R.S. 33-1368). You would be wise to speak with an attorney to discuss your situation in detail. There are links to organizations offering free legal services on this website. The LegalLEARN Helpline toll-free telephone number is 1-866-637-5341.

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  • HELLO IM ASKING FOR HELP WITH MY LANDLORD HE IS KICKING ME OUT FOR NONE PAYMENT OF WATER ,BUT I PAID 3HUNDREDANDTHIRTYEIGHT DOLLARS ON IT AND HE HAD IT TURNED OFF THE NEXT TWO DAYS LATER ,I DONT WANT TO LOOSE MT SECTION8 HOUSING ITS JUST MY MOM AND MYSELF AND I TAKE CARE OF HER SHE HAS BEEN GOING IN AND OUT OF THE HOSPITAL PLEASE HELP WITH THIS PLEASE

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