Question: I received my electric bill this month and it was nearly 9 times what I usually pay. I think it was because of the water heater in my apartment. It was malfunctioning and wasn't heating the water correctly for about 2 days, and then it was fixed by the apartment maintenance. I've talked to the landlords at my apartment complex and it seems like they are not going to help me in any way with my electric bill. If it was the water heater, is it fair that I have to pay the electric bill for their water heater malfunctioning and sucking up electricity for 2 days?
Answer: For more information on Landlord and Tenant obligations please read the article “Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities”. More information is provided under the Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act, which can be found in the Arizona Revised Statutes.
May 17, 2011