Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: The AC went out in our rental, today. We had it serviced two weeks ago and there was nothing wrong with it then. We put in a service order as soon as our renters called but they can not get our to fix it until tomorrow. The renters went to a hotel and our expecting us to pay for it. Are we responsible for paying for their hotel room?

Answer: The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act requires landlords to compensate tenants for the expense of obtaining “reasonable substitute housing” in such situations if the landlord has “deliberately or negligently” failed to supply A/C or any other essential service (A.R.S. 33-1364).

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  • The AC went out in our rental, today. We had it serviced two weeks ago and there was nothing wrong with it then. We put in a service order as soon as our renters called but they can not get our to fix it until tomorrow. The renters went to a hotel and our expecting us to pay for it. Are we responsible for paying for their hotel room?

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