Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: What are my rights to having a guest while renting a room?

Answer: Under A.R.S. 33-1341 of the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, a renter (or “tenant”) is required to: 1. Comply with all obligations primarily imposed upon tenants by applicable provisions of building codes materially affecting health and safety. 2. Keep that part of the premises that he occupies and uses as clean and safe as the condition of the premises permit. 3. Dispose from his dwelling unit all ashes, rubbish, garbage and other waste in a clean and safe manner. 4. Keep all plumbing fixtures in the dwelling unit or used by the tenant as clean as their condition permits. 5. Use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and other facilities and appliances including elevators in the premises. 6. Not deliberately or negligently destroy, deface, damage, impair or remove any part of the premises or knowingly permit any person to do so. 7. Conduct himself and require other persons on the premises with his consent to conduct themselves in a manner that will not disturb his neighbors’ peaceful enjoyment of the premises. 8. Promptly notify the landlord in writing of any situation or occurrence that requires the landlord to provide maintenance or make repairs... Under A.R.S. 33-1342 of the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, a renter (or “tenant”) is required to B. Follow any rules or regulations adopted by the landlord so long as: 1. Their purpose is to promote the convenience, safety or welfare of the tenants in the premises, preserve the landlord’s property from abusive use or make a fair distribution of services and facilities held out for the tenants generally. 2. They are reasonably related to the purpose for which adopted. 3. They apply to all tenants in the premises in a fair manner. 4. They are sufficiently explicit in prohibition, direction or limitation of the tenant’s conduct to fairly inform the tenant of what the tenant must or must not do to comply. 5. They are not for the purpose of evading the obligations of the landlord. 6. The tenant has notice of them at the time the tenant enters into the rental agreement. The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act does not directly address the right of the renter (or “tenant”) of a room to have guests, so the answer to your question will depend on whether having guests is permitted (or prohibited) by your rental agreement with your landlord and whether having guests in your specific situation is consistent with the responsibilities described in A.R.S. 33-1341 and A.R.S. 33-1342 above.


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