Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: I moved into my apartment on 17th Avenue and after the 2nd day I set in A&E mail a list of stuff that the landlord needs to fix the most important ones are electrical meaning the out plugs not working at all my kids could easily stick their fingers in their.there was Bugs infested everywhere I never signed the lease or paid a deposit due to the bugs being everywhere as I was concerned about my children it has been 2 months now and I have sent him multiple E mails to fix the situation.isituation.isent my 30daynotice to leave can Iwithhold rentfor the last month

Answer: Under the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (A.R.S. Title 33 Chapter 10), a tenant is not permitted to withhold rent, even if the landlord has failed to make required repairs (A.R.S. 33-1368(B)). Instead, the tenant may deliver to the landlord written notice describing the problem(s) that need to be fixed and stating the tenant’s intention to terminate the rental agreement if the repairs are not made within a reasonable period of time: 10 days if the problems are serious and 5 days if the problems materially affect health and safety (A.R.S. 33-1361). Even when a tenant has provided the landlord with a security deposit in an amount equal to or greater than the final month’s rent, the tenant must continue to pay that rent separately so long as they live in the dwelling.

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  • I moved into my apartment on 17th Avenue and after the 2nd day I set in A&E mail a list of stuff that the landlord needs to fix the most important ones are electrical meaning the out plugs not working at all my kids could easily stick their fingers in their.there was Bugs infested everywhere I never signed the lease or paid a deposit due to the bugs being everywhere as I was concerned about my children it has been 2 months now and I have sent him multiple E mails to fix the situation.isituation.isent my 30daynotice to leave can Iwithhold rentfor the last month

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