Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: If my landlord conducts inspection or maintenance without prior notification, are they required to provide a notice post inspection or maintenance, specifying what was done?

Answer: The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act does not address whether the landlord must provide a post-inspection or post-maintenance report. What it says is that “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 (A.R.S. 33-1343(D)). This notice requirement is waived if the tenant has notified the landlord of a service request or a request for maintenance (A.R.S. 33-1343(B)). If the landlord abuses this right of access, then the tenant may sue the landlord: “If the landlord makes an unlawful entry or a lawful entry in an unreasonable manner or makes repeated demands for entry otherwise lawful but which have the effect of unreasonably harassing the tenant, the tenant may obtain injunctive relief to prevent the recurrence of the conduct or terminate the rental agreement. In either case, the tenant may recover actual damages not less than an amount equal to one month’s rent” (A.R.S. 33-1376(B)).

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