Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: My boyfriend and I filled out an application to an apartment complex but never received keys or signed the lease and now they want to charge us $2400 for changing our minds about the apt and not moving in. Is this legal?

Answer: I'm sorry to hear about your situation. If you merely applied but never signed a lease or otherwise agreed to move in, you should have no obligation to the landlord. I recommend you consult with a landlord-tenant attorney promptly. Here is a link to the Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act containing helpful statutes: https://housing.az.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/Landlord-Tenant-Act-ADOH-Publication-July-2018_0.pdf

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  • My boyfriend and I filled out an application to an apartment complex but never received keys or signed the lease and now they want to charge us $2400 for changing our minds about the apt and not moving in. Is this legal?

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