Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: My Landlord has been providing poor maintenance that "fixes" the problem. Our a/c has been leaking into the hallway and under the sink where the drain connection is. Because of the poor maintenance and the well-being of my family I pipe snaked the drain and provided proper fittings for the drain a total of 1.5hrs of maintenance. I notified the landlord and asked for a reduction in next months rent for labor and materials, am I within my legal right to do so?

Answer: A tenant is allowed a self help remedy under the Arizona Residential Landlord Tenant Act.(A.R.S. 33-1363)http://www.azleg.gov/FormatDocument.asp?inDoc=/ars/33/01363.htm&Title=33&DocType=ARS The work needs to be $300 or less or under half the cost of rent; and the landlord needs to be informed in writing. For more information see the Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibility article. http://www.azlawhelp.org/articles_info.cfm?mc=3&sc=24&articleid=25

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  • My Landlord has been providing poor maintenance that "fixes" the problem. Our a/c has been leaking into the hallway and under the sink where the drain connection is. Because of the poor maintenance and the well-being of my family I pipe snaked the drain and provided proper fittings for the drain a total of 1.5hrs of maintenance. I notified the landlord and asked for a reduction in next months rent for labor and materials, am I within my legal right to do so?

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