Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: Is maintenance still allowed to come in my apartment even if I said NO on a sign worksheet order ?

Answer: I always recommend consulting the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act found here: A.R.S. 33-1343(A) provides that: A. The tenant shall not unreasonably withhold consent to the landlord to enter into the dwelling unit in order to inspect the premises, make necessary or agreed repairs, decorations, alterations or improvements, supply necessary or agreed services or exhibit the dwelling unit to prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees, tenants, workmen or contractors. In addition, under A.R.S. 33-1343(B), if you request repairs, that constitutes consent for entry: B. If the tenant notifies the landlord of a service request or a request for maintenance as prescribed in section 33-1341, paragraph 8, the notice from the tenant constitutes permission from the tenant for the landlord to enter the dwelling unit pursuant to subsection D of this section for the sole purpose of acting on the service or maintenance request and the tenant waives receipt of any separate or additional access notice that may be required pursuant to subsection D of this section. In any event, the landlord may not abuse the right of access and must give 2 days notice except in the event of an emergency under A.R.S. 33-1343(D): D. The landlord shall not abuse the right to access or use it to harass the tenant. Except in case of emergency or if it is impracticable to do so, the landlord shall give the tenant at least two days' notice of the landlord’s intent to enter and enter only at reasonable times. Please note that I am providing general information based on the very limited information available to me. I am unable to provide you with legal advice, and no attorney-client relationship is created hereby. I wish you the best in this and all your endeavors.


  • Is maintenance still allowed to come in my apartment even if I said NO on a sign worksheet order ?




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