Question: My home has been burglarized 2 times in 4 months can I move due to not be safe in the house? and will I be responsible for any fees for early termination of the lease?
The Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act describes the responsibilities of the landlord in the Arizona Revised Statutes, Section 33-1324. However, it does not explicitly list preventing burglary as a responsibility of the landlord’s or as a reason for the tenant to terminate the lease. You can find out more information on landlord and tenant responsibilities by reading our article here. Also, refer to the lease and see if there are any provisions that address this specific issue.
To find out how the law applies in a specific situation, contact a licensed attorney. For more information on legal aid that may be available in your area, click here.
July 27, 2011