Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: Can I post bill an apartment manager for repair services I paid for which the managers neglected to provide?

Answer: Under Section 33-1324 of the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, landlords are required to “make all repairs and do whatever is necessary to put and keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition.” If a landlord fails to fix problem even after the tenant has notified the landlord in writing that the problem exists, then the tenant has the option of fixing the problem himself – but only if the landlord is not in compliance with A.R.S. 33-1324 and the problem can be fixed for less than $300 or an amount equal to one-half of the monthly rent, whichever is greater. At that point the tenant must deliver to the landlord a letter notifying the landlord of the tenant’s intention to fix the problem at the landlord’s expense (by having the work done by a licensed contractor and, after submitting to the landlord an itemized statement and a waiver of lien, deducting from the tenant’s next rent payment the actual and reasonable cost of the work) if the landlord fails to fix the problem with ten days or as promptly thereafter as required in the case of an emergency (A.R.S. 33-1363).

Question: Can I post bill an apartment manager for repair services I paid for which the managers neglected to provide?

Answer: Under Section 33-1324 of the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, landlords are required to “make all repairs and do whatever is necessary to put and keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition.” If a landlord fails to fix problem even after the tenant has notified the landlord in writing that the problem exists, then the tenant has the option of fixing the problem himself – but only if the landlord is not in compliance with A.R.S. 33-1324 and the problem can be fixed for less than $300 or an amount equal to one-half of the monthly rent, whichever is greater. At that point the tenant must deliver to the landlord a letter notifying the landlord of the tenant’s intention to fix the problem at the landlord’s expense (by having the work done by a licensed contractor and, after submitting to the landlord an itemized statement and a waiver of lien, deducting from the tenant’s next rent payment the actual and reasonable cost of the work) if the landlord fails to fix the problem with ten days or as promptly thereafter as required in the case of an emergency (A.R.S. 33-1363).

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  • Can I post bill an apartment manager for repair services I paid for which the managers neglected to provide?
  • Can I post bill an apartment manager for repair services I paid for which the managers neglected to provide?

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