Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: I live in an apartment complex with utilities includedthe electric has gone off twice this morning and a few other times this past week. Is this a violation of the lease if it keeps happening?

Answer: A landlord is required to do the following under Arizona law. A.R.S. §§ 33-1322 – 1324.
 •Provide the tenant with the name and address of the property’s owner and manager
•Provide the tenant with a free copy of the Arizona Landlord and Tenant Act
 •Provide the tenant with a signed copy of the lease
 •Provide the tenant with possession of the residence
 •Comply with applicable building codes
 •Make necessary repairs so that the residence is habitable
 •Keep common areas clean
 •Maintain all electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning equipment
 •Provide for the removal of trash
 •Supply running water and reasonable amounts of hot water You may want to consult with an attorney for more specific rights of the landlord and tenant.

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  • I live in an apartment complex with utilities includedthe electric has gone off twice this morning and a few other times this past week. Is this a violation of the lease if it keeps happening?

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