Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: As a former tenant. I did not have a final walk through with former landlord. He repeated said I didnt have to be present. I met with him after he sent me an itemized repair list. When I showed up to property. To my knowledge all of the repairs he itemized where repaired. He did most of the work. I never had a final walk through nor sign of on the damages he is charging me for. Nor was I allowed to fix the problem myself. He simply took it upon himself to fix the problems before I had an opportunity to fix myself. Did he violate my rights?

Answer: Section 33-1321(C) of the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act states that “upon move-in a landlord shall furnish the tenant with a signed copy of the lease, a move-in form for specifying any existing damages to the dwelling unit and written notification to the tenant that the tenant may be present at the move-out inspection. Upon request by the tenant, the landlord shall notify the tenant when the landlord’s move-out inspection will occur.” If a tenant believes that the landlord has issued a false itemization of required repairs, then the tenant may dispute it in court.

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  • As a former tenant. I did not have a final walk through with former landlord. He repeated said I didnt have to be present. I met with him after he sent me an itemized repair list. When I showed up to property. To my knowledge all of the repairs he itemized where repaired. He did most of the work. I never had a final walk through nor sign of on the damages he is charging me for. Nor was I allowed to fix the problem myself. He simply took it upon himself to fix the problems before I had an opportunity to fix myself. Did he violate my rights?

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