Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: We are renting a home and found black mold in the kitchen cabinets and drywall. Informed the property management co. through email with pictures. They had us in a hotel the next day. Mitigation done, ripped out drywall and cabinets. Mold was out, but they never showed up to do repairs to kitchen. We reached out several times asking when work would be done. They don't respond. We turned in letter from child's dr that says we need to be released from our lease due to my daughters asthma. They are releasing us end of April. What rights do we have since we pay full rent and repairs not done??

Answer: Under the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, a tenant whose landlord has violated A.R.S. 33-1324 by failing to “maintain fit premises” may sue the landlord for any monetary damages suffered by the tenant due to the landlord’s violation (A.R.S. 33-1361(B)).

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  • We are renting a home and found black mold in the kitchen cabinets and drywall. Informed the property management co. through email with pictures. They had us in a hotel the next day. Mitigation done, ripped out drywall and cabinets. Mold was out, but they never showed up to do repairs to kitchen. We reached out several times asking when work would be done. They don't respond. We turned in letter from child's dr that says we need to be released from our lease due to my daughters asthma. They are releasing us end of April. What rights do we have since we pay full rent and repairs not done??

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