Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: can apartment manager send an unknown repair man in my apt if I am not home? It is necessary but not emergency. I did get 48 hrs notice..asked for another date she refused. I do not know this repair man..in the past we have had complaints of thief ..this is a HUD complex. I do not have a choice but to not be here as I am on jury call. Thank you

Answer: The landlord/tenant act (ARS 33-1343) requires a tenant to "not unreasonably withhold" consent for a landlord or his contractors to enter for purposes of necessary repairs as long as there is "at least two days notice" and it is at reasonable times. Unless you have a specific reason to distrust this particular repair person I do not think you can reasonably withhold access.

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  • can apartment manager send an unknown repair man in my apt if I am not home? It is necessary but not emergency. I did get 48 hrs notice..asked for another date she refused. I do not know this repair man..in the past we have had complaints of thief ..this is a HUD complex. I do not have a choice but to not be here as I am on jury call. Thank you

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