Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: So my fiance and I have been living in a duplex for 5 months, our landlord goes to.Florida for the winter. Her son is around and every month even when she was here they start calling the day before rent is due and if you ate busy and can't answer they show up on my door step. We live check to check so we pay on Friday our pay day, at the most we have had to pay 4 days past the first. Rent is due today the 1st New Years day (holiday )and they were calling and pounding on our door all day yesterday and started today at 8am. What do I do, is this all legal?? Please help!!

Answer: According to the landlord/tenant act rent is payable without demand "at the time and place agreed upon by the parties". If not specified in the rental agreement rent is payable at the dwelling unit. The relevant statutory provision is ARA-33-1314 C. If you have a rental agreement is should specify where rent is to be paid. It would be inappropriate for the landlords son to come to your residence to collect. If he continues to do so you might be able to get an injunction against harassment from the justice of the peace or municipal court(this would depend upon the actual facts and the particular judge).

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  • So my fiance and I have been living in a duplex for 5 months, our landlord goes to.Florida for the winter. Her son is around and every month even when she was here they start calling the day before rent is due and if you ate busy and can't answer they show up on my door step. We live check to check so we pay on Friday our pay day, at the most we have had to pay 4 days past the first. Rent is due today the 1st New Years day (holiday )and they were calling and pounding on our door all day yesterday and started today at 8am. What do I do, is this all legal?? Please help!!

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