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Question: In early February, my spouse and I received a Notice of Non-Renewal of Lease without reason. We were given until March 31st to turn in the keys & pay March's rent. Our uniy has many health and safety issues which the property management company continues to ignore. This may or may not be as the repairs cannot be done if we still occupy the unit.We could not make the rent for March. With no option to stay, finding a new one with the money to put down was crucial. My spouse works an 'Essential' job in unsanitary conditions-in fear of contracting covid-19. Can we defend more time when its safe?

Answer: Under the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, a tenant who continues to live in a rented dwelling must pay their rent (A.R.S. 33-1368(B)). If the landlord is in violation of the rental agreement due to health and safety issues, the tenant has various options but must follow certain procedures. Any tenant who would like to discuss their specific situation with a legal advocate may apply for free or low-cost legal services here: http://www.azlawhelp.org/accessToJustice.

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  • In early February, my spouse and I received a Notice of Non-Renewal of Lease without reason. We were given until March 31st to turn in the keys & pay March's rent. Our uniy has many health and safety issues which the property management company continues to ignore. This may or may not be as the repairs cannot be done if we still occupy the unit.We could not make the rent for March. With no option to stay, finding a new one with the money to put down was crucial. My spouse works an 'Essential' job in unsanitary conditions-in fear of contracting covid-19. Can we defend more time when its safe?

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